The tissues immediately surrounding the tooth and the parts of the tooth attached to these tissues are called the periodontium and the branch of dental medicine dealing with it is periodontology.
Almost all clients visiting their dentist because of gum recession and bleeding believe they have a problem that is difficult or impossible to treat. However, what they have is periodontitis, an infection of the periodontal tissue, which is treatable in 99% of cases.
Periodontitis starts with an infection of the gingiva or gums (gingivitis) that then starts to bleed upon touch and the gingiva is red and painful. This condition is not harmless, because if not treated it will become periodontitis, which attacks deeper sections of the tooth root and the tissue immediately surrounding it. The end result of the disease is tooth loss.
The symptoms of gingivitis (infection of the gums) and periodontitis are:
- Sensitive, painful and red gums
- Bleeding gums upon touch or when brushing the teeth
- Loose teeth
- Pockets between the teeth that easily trap food
- Recession of the gums
- Bad breath
- Difficulty chewing food
In order to prevent this progression and to avoid the recession of the gum that would lead to considerable impairment of aesthetics and function, it is necessary to take immediate action! Taking action against the disease in its early stage ensures the best treatment results. It is necessary to make an individual treatment plan.
If you have this problem, take some time for yourself and make an appointment immediately.
Diseases that are connected to periodontitis are:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Diabetes mellitus (insulin dependent)
- Low infant birth weight
- Premature birth
- Rejection of implants in the body
- Post-operative infections