Symptoms of periodontitis

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Frequent tooth decay is not the only problem we may face without caring about daily teeth brushing. Periodontal diseases, which can do a lot of damage, are a threat to a fleshy smile.

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation of the tissue that surrounds a tooth. Initial symptoms are difficult to diagnose. Unlike caries, we are not in pain. In the first phase, periodontal disease can be seen on the gums. Examples of symptoms include redness, bleeding and hypersensitivity. Moreover, in the absence of treatment, there are created so-called gingival pockets in which leftovers of food accumulate. A subgingival stone is formed on the exposed roots, which results in bone atrophy and destruction of the periodontal ligament. As a result, it ends in tooth loss.

The cause of periodontal disease is at most cases poor oral hygiene. For instance, we spend too little time brushing, we do it unskilfully, we do not use mouthwash or dental floss. Smoking, obesity and diabetes have a major impact on the development of the disease.

Even in the advanced stage of periodontal disease, a dentist can help us. Prevention itself is also important, so let's focus on thorough and regular oral hygiene. Let's visit the dentist at least twice a year to get rid of accumulated deposits. A brush is also important and should be changed every quarter.


see also: Plaque Tartar Gum diseases Periodontitis Enamel Tooth decay Impact of a diet on dental health