Everyone goes to the dentist in hopes of hearing that they are doing an excellent job looking after their dental health. But statistics show that most adults will have some type of gum disease in their lifetime. While there are variables that can cause it to develop, it generally begins with poor dental hygiene practices. This is why practicing proper dental hygiene and regular dental checkups is so important. If left untreated, it will only progress and cause more damage to your smile.
Periodontitis, or one of several types of progressive gum disease that exists, is the worst variation. Periodontitis causes gums to become inflamed and eventually bleed and if not treated, could lead to tooth loss. But it is not only poor dental hygiene that is a culprit; periodontitis may occur in association with and be exacerbated by other health problems including diabetes, lung disorders, and heart disease. Here is a quick rundown:
Chronic Periodontitis. This is the most common form of the disease. Here, inflammation occurs at a slower rate, but may still eventually result in tooth loss.
Aggressive Periodontitis. This explains a rapidly progressive form of periodontitis that leads to gum deterioration and jawbone destruction.
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
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.