Long-Term Dangers Of Periodontal Disease

Long-Term Dangers Of Periodontal Disease

Types of Periodontal diseases:

Periodontal disease is a serious infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. Good oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing at least twice a day and visiting top-notch dentist like those at InStyle Dental Group regularly can help prevent this disease. Gum disease can be reversed when diagnosed in their earlier stages, but that is not the case once it develops further. The symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen or sore gums, bleeding gums, and painful chewing. When facing any of such behaviors, one should immediately consult their dentist. The types of periodontal diseases are:

Gingivitis: The mildest form in which the gums become red, swollen, bleed easily, or sore.

Periodontitis: It affects your gum tissue and spreads below the gum line affecting your teeth, and deteriorating your jawbone leading to tooth loss and jawbone atrophy.

Aggressive periodontitis: This is the rapid progression of periodontitis. Gingival tissue, gingival ligaments (which hold your teeth in place), and bone destruction progress at an advanced pace.

Chronic periodontitis:  Describes inflammation of the supporting gingival tissues of the teeth and bone loss. This is the most common form and is characterized by gum recession and gingival pockets. Deterioration usually occurs slowly.

Necrotizing periodontal disease: This occurs mostly in people suffering from systemic diseases including malnutrition, immune-suppression, and HIV. Necrosis is the death of living tissue that are deprived of the nourishment that they need to remain healthy.

Periodontal Treatment in Ellicott City, MD:

InStyle Dental group assists you in choosing choose the best treatment option according to the severity of your periodontal disease.

Non-surgical interventions include:

  • Scaling or removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth and from below the gum regions
  • Root planning, a procedure that smoothes roots to avoid inflammation, kill bacteria and promote healing
  • Surgical interventions include:
  • Grafting, a process that includes removing bone or tissue from other areas to reinforce gums and bone that has receded or is no longer viable.
  • Tissue regeneration or tissue-stimulating proteins, which help promote new bone growth.

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