Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It occurs when plaque buildup on the teeth hardens into tartar, leading to inflammation and infection in the surrounding tissues.
One of the main culprits behind periodontitis is poor oral hygiene. When we neglect regular brushing and flossing, harmful bacteria thrive in our mouths and wreak havoc on our gum health. This can lead to redness, swelling, bleeding gums, and even bad breath.
But periodontitis doesn't just stop at our gums; it can have far-reaching effects on our overall oral health. As the infection progresses, it can cause pockets to form between the gums and teeth. These pockets become a breeding ground for bacteria that further damage not only your gum tissue but also your tooth roots and jawbone structure.
If left untreated, periodontitis can result in tooth loss or even contribute to other systemic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. That's why early detection and intervention are crucial in managing this condition effectively.
Maintaining healthy gums is an essential part of overall oral health. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the signs and symptoms of periodontitis, a serious gum infection that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
When it comes to managing periodontitis, there are several treatment options available that can help you regain control of your gum health. The right approach will depend on the severity and extent of the disease in your mouth. Here are some common treatments used by dental professionals:
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5734 W 13400 S
Herriman, UT, 84096
Silver Summit Dental
5734 W 13400 S
Tel: (801) 542-0998
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