Gum disease or periodontal disease is a severe condition of the gums that is primarily caused due to plaque and tartar accumulation in the gum line and corners of the teeth. The disease is capable of drastically affecting healthy gums and bones of the mouth. Severe cases of gum disease could lead to bleeding and inflammation of the gums and the oral cavity tissues near to the enamel. If this disease is left untreated, it could lead to loss of permanent teeth and deterioration of the bone tissues.
Why is it important to treat periodontal disease?
It is essential to treat the early stages of gum disease as the consequences of untreated, periodontal disease is severe. Accumulation of plaque along the patient's gumline could potentially activate the body's immune system in an attempt to fight back the infection. This ultimately swells up gum tissues causing the formation of periodontal pockets. However, an active immune system only attracts more bacteria to accumulate inside the gum tissue, increasing inflammation, and deepening the pockets.
Below is the list of health conditions that may arise due to untreated, periodontal disease:
- Heart disease
- Complications in patients who are diabetic
- Pulmonary hypertension
Patients who are victims of the periodontal disease would be advised therapy. It's a systematic approach to treating, preventing, and controlling gum disease.
Find the best treatment for your gum disease at Most Dental. Dr. Most perform periodontal therapy treatments like scaling and root planing. This procedure removes the infection from beneath the gum line; antibiotic treatment may be necessary to eradicate the bacteria from inside the periodontal pockets completely. Periodontal maintenance visits will aid in the success of your therapy.
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