What is Periodontal
Periodontal disease is an ongoing bacterial infection in your
gums and bone that surround your teeth. Periodontal
bacteria destroy the supporting bone which is the anchor for
your teeth. These periodontal bacteria live in “pockets” that surround your
teeth, and these “pockets” left untreated, can cause eventual
Often periodontal disease is painless until the more advanced
stages, and you may not know that you even have it.
Here are some of the symptoms which could indicate periodontal
- red or
when brushing or flossing
or tenderness in your gums
of your teeth
looseness of your teeth
many factors that increase problems with periodontal disease:
oral hygiene and home care
Consequences of leaving
periodontal disease untreated:
replacement risk facts
periodontist is a specialist that diagnoses periodontal disease
and has had advanced schooling.
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