Periodontitis, otherwise known as one of the two types of progressive gum diseases that exist, is the worst out of the two. Periodontitis 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.
- Aggressive periodontitis. This explains a rapidly progressive form of periodontitis that leads to gum deterioration and jawbone destruction.
- Chronic Periodontitis is the most common form of the disease. Here, inflammation occurs at a slower rate, however may still eventually result in tooth loss.
- 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.
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
For more information about different preventable measures for periodontal disease call Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry at 978-649-7773 or visit www.tyngsborocosmeticdentist.com.
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