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Periodontitis is a common gum disease that affects the surrounding and supporting tissues of your teeth. If not treated, this inflammatory condition can even affect the jawbone. It is frequent, but fairly preventable.
As a conditional disease, periodontitis leads to the loss of teeth and the destruction of the jawbone. It is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults in the United States and should always be treated as quickly as possible. Prevent tooth loss and jawbone destruction and call Platinum Dental Care Logan today!
What Causes Periodontitis?
Similar to gingivitis, another gum disease, periodontitis is caused when bacteria infect the gingival tissue, and pockets form between the teeth and gums. Periodontitis is more severe than gingivitis because that infection progresses without treatment. It then starts to destroy the gums and the underlying jawbone, which promotes tooth loss.
What are the signs and symptoms of
- Tender, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Receded gums and the appearance of longer teeth
- Oozing pus between teeth
- Halitosis or bad breath
- Pain in your gums
Our team understands the discomfort of gum disease and wants to help you treat and avoid it altogether. Come see us just beside Morningside School and take care of your gums today!