Moderate gum disease is when the tooth’s bone tissue starts to deteriorate. Periodontitis occurs when plaque byproducts destroy the tissues that anchor your teeth in the bone. The gums deteriorate and begin detaching themselves from the teeth forming gum pockets, which allows more plaque to collect below the gum line. This causes the roots of the teeth to become susceptible to decay. Generally, patients notice an increase in sensitivity to hot and cold and to touch.

What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis pertains to the inflammation around the teeth and a serious infection of the gum that damages the bone and tissue damaging the teeth. With periodontitis, alveolar bone located around the teeth is progressively and slowly lost. Microorganisms tend to stick to the surface of the teeth and start to multiply. The immune system will then react with the inflammation. Untreated periodontitis results to tooth loss and adds the risk of heart attack and stroke.

This condition is uncommon in children and commonly observed during adolescence and adulthood. The typical symptoms of periodontitis are breath odor, shiny and reddish gums, loose teeth, swollen gums, bleeding and tender gums. In order to save yourself from the negative effects of this condition you are advised to seek for the best possible treatment available.

Treatment for periodontitis is intended to reduce the inflammation and eliminate the pockets in the gums. The best treatments are also highly essential in curing other underlying causes of unwanted gum diseases. It is significant that the teeth must be cleaned thoroughly at all times. This may include the utilization of several tools to remove and loosen tartar and plaque from the teeth.

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