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There are many things that contribute to a healthy mouth: teeth, tongue, jaw, and especially gums. Many people don’t realize how easy it can be to neglect gum hygiene. We are taught the importance of brushing and flossing, but the correct emphasis is not always given to our gums and their health. Healthy teeth won’t last long in unhealthy gums!
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What is periodontitis?
Inadequate gum hygiene can lead to growth of bacteria, causing infected gums. This is called gum disease. The most common cases of gum disease are called gingivitis, a basic case that is usually exterminated with a simple professional dental cleaning and better dental hygiene habits. Periodontitis is a severe case of gum disease, one in which gingivitis has been left untreated and progressed into a very serious case.
Once gum disease has reached the point of periodontitis, your gums, teeth, and jawbone are all in danger. Immediate care is necessary to save each of these important dental parts. Since periodontitis is caused by poor oral hygiene, it is very preventable and all measures possible should be taken to prevent it. In addition to losing teeth, gums, and jaw, periodontitis is also a risk factor for heart and lung disease.
What are symptoms of
- Swollen, red, tender gums
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Loose teeth
- Receding or bleeding gums
- Tooth loss
Gum disease is not something to take lightly at any stage, but especially once it has progressed into periodontitis. Get the treatment and prevention you need and deserve by calling Platinum Dental Care in Sandy today!