What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease is the later stages of gum disease. This is when the bacteria infection under the gums progresses deeper and affects the bone and tissue supporting the tooth.
Your gums will –
- Bleed when brushing or flossing.
- Will be red, swollen and tender.
- Bad Breath.
- The gum will have pulled away from the tooth, this is called ‘Pocketing’.
- Pus may be seen in the pockets around the tooth.
The infection damages the tissue that connects the gum to the roots of the tooth.
Once the tissue has been destroyed the gum pulls away from the tooth,
this forms a pocket which bacteria thrive in. If not treated, in time the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw will dissolve, making the teeth loose and eventually the teeth will fall out
Periodontal disease is irreversible, but you can slow down the progression by regular visits to the Dentist and Hygienist also improving your oral hygiene at home.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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