PERIODONTITIS, more commonly known as the gum disease or pyorrhea is caused by plaque and tartar that accumulates between the teeth and the gums. It affects the periodontium, the tissue holding the teeth in its place, in such a way that very few people are aware of the progress of the disease, because of which it is also referred to as a SILENT KILLER..!!!
This disease affects the teeth in such a way that, you will only realize when the teeth become mobile or in a state where it cannot be saved. To start with you might have little bit bleeding while brushing or red swollen gums. If it’s treated at this stage health of the gums can be regained totally. As the disease progresses, the possibility of saving the tooth starts decreasing. Infact, the earlier the treatment better is the result.
STAGES of GUM DISEASE…
Gingivitis or inflammation of the gums causes the gums to become red and swollen due to which they bleed either spontaneously or on the slightest of provocation. Gingivitis is caused by poor oral hygiene but can be reversed by good oral practices at home.
At his stage, the bone loss is extensive due to which the teeth eventually become lose and are shed.
CONSEQUENCES of GUM DISEASE….
Simplest way of prevention of gum disease is to get your teeth cleaned professionally every year