Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Periodontitis is a common yet serious dental condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It's a type of gum disease characterized by inflammation and infection that damages the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and other health complications. In this article, we'll delve into the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for periodontitis.
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Genetics
  • Certain medications
  • Hormonal changes (e.g., pregnancy, menopause)
  • Chronic illnesses like diabetes
Symptoms of Periodontitis

Recognizing the signs of periodontitis is crucial for early intervention and preventing further damage.

Common symptoms include:

● Persistent bad breath

● Red, swollen, or tender gums

● Gum recession or gum pockets

● Loose or shifting teeth

● Painful chewing

● Pus between teeth and gums

● Changes in bite alignment

If you notice any of these symptoms, it's essential to seek prompt dental care for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

Have you heard about it?
  • Periodontitis bateria travels through the exchange of saliva and must be treated in order to stop the spread of the disease. It’s important to let past partners know to get checked for periodontitis.
  • Periodontitis creates and exacerbates bad breath due to the place and calculus buildup in the mouth.
Stages of periodontal health
  • Healthy Teeth & Gums
    No bleeding or swollen gums, healthy gum pockets present around teeth. Regular checkups scheduled every 6 months.
  • Gingivitis
    Bleeding gums when brushed. Gums swollen and puffy in appearance and start to lift away from tooth. Appointments needed every 3 months until resolved.
  • Early Periodontitis
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  • Moderate Periodontitis
    Bleeding and swollen gums with deep separation from the teeth. Gum recession begins to appear, exposing more tooth surface. Care needed every 3 months, rarely able to get back to regular cleanings.
  • Advanced Periodontitis
    The gums severely receed from the teeth, exposing a large amount of the tooth. Gum restoration is unlikely, usual treatment route is teeth removal with outcomes of implants or dentures.
Treatment Options for Periodontitis
The goal of periodontal treatment is to control infection, halt the progression of the disease, and restore oral health. The specific treatment approach may vary depending on the severity of the condition but often includes:
  • Professional Dental Cleaning
    This involves removing plaque and tartar buildup above and below the gumline through scaling and root planing procedures.
  • Antibacterial Therapy
    Dentists may prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinses or antibiotics to reduce bacteria and inflammation.
  • Surgical Interventions
    In advanced cases, surgical treatments like flap surgery, bone grafts, or tissue regeneration may be necessary to repair damaged tissue and bone.
  • Lifestyle Changes
    Practicing good oral hygiene, quitting smoking, and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help prevent recurrence and support long-term gum health.
  • Regular Follow-up Visits
    Periodontal maintenance appointments are crucial for monitoring progress, preventing relapse, and addressing any emerging issues.
Additional Health Effect

Periodontal disease has been linked to various systemic health issues, including an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and respiratory infections. The chronic inflammation of periodontitis may contribute to a systemic inflammatory response, potentially affecting systems throughout the body.

Wait, this is what I have to look forward to?
Periodontitis is a serious dental condition that requires timely intervention to prevent irreversible damage and maintain oral health. By understanding the causes, recognizing the symptoms, and seeking appropriate treatment, individuals can effectively manage periodontitis and preserve their smiles for years to come. Remember, early detection and proactive care are key to combating gum disease and enjoying a healthy, beautiful smile.

When it comes to periodontal care, Cedar Park Dental Wellness is your trusted partner for exceptional treatment and lasting results. With our experienced team, state-of-the-art facilities, personalized approach, comprehensive services, and patient-centered philosophy, we're committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal gum health for a lifetime of smiles.

Schedule your consultation with Cedar Park Dental Wellness today and experience the difference firsthand. Your smile deserves nothing less than the best care possible, and we're here to make that a reality.