Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissues and the surrounding bone of the teeth. Periodontitis is the second and most serious stage of gum disease and if left untreated, it can gradually cause teeth to loosen and fall out or to have to be removed by your dentist.
Periodontitis usually occurs when gingivitis is left untreated. It is caused by the accumulation of bacterial plaque above and below the gum line, which creates tiny gaps where plaque can develop further and lead to infections. Unlike gingivitis, periodontitis is irreversible and therefore, it is extremely important not to let the situation get there.
Periodontitis requires dental treatment, which can stabilize the progression of the disease. After treatment and to ensure the result is well-maintained in the long run, regular visits to the dentist are of primary importance.
Bleeding when brushing or flossing, red or swollen gums and bad breath are the first warning signs of gum disease, so you should not ignore them. If you have any of these symptoms, contact your dentist immediately for advice before the problem becomes more serious.
You can reduce the risk of gum disease by establishing a good daily oral care, which includes brushing your teeth after breakfast and before bedtime as well as flossing. Undoubtedly, the most effective protection for healthy teeth and gums is to visit your dentist regularly (every 6 months) for dental check-ups and teeth cleaning.
At Smalto Dental Clinic, a preventive appointment for cleaning can last 30 to 40 minutes and includes removal of dental plaque and teeth polishing as well as examination and counselling according to the patient's needs.
Want to know how we can help you? Make an appointment online 24/7 at our website www.smaltoclinic.com or call our friendly host team at 22 112 112.