Gum disease, known as periodontal disease, is a chronic bacterial infection around the tooth that affects the gums and bone. It can occur on one particular tooth or many teeth.
If left untreated, this can result in bleeding gums, bad breath, shaky teeth and eventual tooth loss. There have been studies that link gum disease to an increased risks of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Pregnant women with gum disease have a higher risk of miscarriage and premature birth.
Gum bleeding is the first sign of gum disease. Other clinical signs of gum disease include:
Untreated gum diseases can lead to tooth loss and halitosis (bad breath).
Plaque causes the gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily. There is usually no pain at this stage. It is caused by inadequate oral hygiene, and is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care. When gingivitis is left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums. The toxins cause a chronic inflammatory response in which the body turns on itself, thus, destroying the tissues and bones that support the teeth.
Gums separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums). As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen, and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. Eventually, teeth become shaky and have to be removed. Learn more about gingivitis here.
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones around the teeth. It can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (sticky substance that constantly forms on your teeth) causes your gums to be inflamed.
Untreated gum diseases lead to tooth loss and halitosis (bad breath). It can also increase your risks for heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Pregnant women with gum disease have a higher risk of miscarriage and premature birth.
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Proper daily toothbrushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day is important to prevent gum diseases.
Regular dental visits for professional cleaning once every 6 months is also necessary to remove tartar and to better clean those areas that you may have missed. This regular visit can help prevent gum & oral disease.