Periodontal Disease Treatments
Periodontal Disease Treatments:
Periodontal disease treatment can promote oral health and help preserve your teeth. Periodontal disease has been linked to multiple medical conditions such as diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, Alzheimers Disease, pneumonia and pregnancy complications including pre-term birth and low birth weight.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum and the bones around your teeth causing bleeding, pain, sensitivity, and bone destruction, which may eventually lead to tooth loss.
Dental plaque is the main cause of periodontal disease and its symptoms. If not effectively removed during brushing it might lead to mineralisation resulting in the formation of hard substance called calculus (tartar). The calculus provides a niche to the growth of more bacteria.
Plaque essentially is a bacterial bio-film producing toxins that result in inflammation of the gums. In certain susceptible patients the supporting structures of the tooth and bone around the teeth might deteriorate causing gums to separate from the teeth, causing periodontal pockets(spaces) to form along the tooth. These spaces harbor more bacteria and are inaccessible by patients to clean at home while brushing. Left untreated periodontal diseases might result in continuing soft tissue and bone loss around the tooth, compromising its support in the jaw and lead to tooth loss.