It has been proven that most Americans will develop some form of periodontal, or gum, disease at some point in their lives. We can help prevent it through good daily oral care and regular dental examinations. Unfortunately, if we don’t take these simple measures, it can lead to a more progressive form of gum disease known as periodontitis.
Periodontitis, one of the two types of progressive gum diseases that exist, is the worse of the two because it causes gums to become inflamed and eventually bleed. Untreated periodontitis can lead to missing teeth. While periodontitis is one of the two type of gum diseases, there are several types of periodontist that exist. Here is a quick rundown:
Aggressive periodontitis. This explains a rapidly progressive form of periodontitis that leads to gum deterioration and jawbone destruction.
Chronic periodontitis. This version is the most common form of the disease. Here, inflammation occurs at a slower rate, however may still eventually result in tooth loss.
Periodontitis. Periodontitis may occur in association with and be exacerbated by other health problems including diabetes, lung disorders, and heart disease.
Necrotizing periodontal disease. Individuals who have conditions such as malnutrition, HIV infection, and cancer are vulnerable to this type of periodontitis.
It is important to be aware of symptoms in order to have it treated before it progresses to something worse. If you have any of the following symptoms, seek dental care immediately so you may be treated:
- Sensitive teeth, especially when faced with something cold, hot, or sweet
- Swollen, irritated gums
- Mouth pain
- Mouth sores
- Loose teeth
- Frequent bleeding of the gums
- Difficulty biting or chewing
Call Tyngsboro dentist Dr. James Yankowskas for a consultation at 978-649-7773. Also, visit our website at tyngsborocosmeticdentist.com.
Dr. Yankowskas proudly accepts patients from Tyngsboro and all surrounding areas.