What is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease. It involves inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. Periodontitis is very serious and needs medical attention. Periodontitis is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults.
Periodontitis is also called periodontal disease, periodontal bone loss, and pyorrhea.
What causes Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is caused by excessive plaque buildup and untreated gingivitis.
Signs and symptoms of Periodontitis
Some of the most common signs are:
How can you reduce your chance of developing Periodontitis?
You can reduce your chance of developing periodontitis by brushing your teeth daily, regular flossing and frequent professional cleaning.
Treatment Options for Periodontitis
Depending on the severity of your condition, your dentist will prescribe a treatment that meets your needs. Some of the most common treatments are: antibiotics, bone grafting, surgery, and pain medication.
Complications of Periodontitis
Researchers have found links between periodontal disease and other disease. Some of the links are listed below:
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