PERIODONTICS & GUM DISEASE
Topping the list of the most common oral health problems among many patients would be gum and periodontal diseases. Periodontal diseases are the infections and inflammation of the gums that lead to the damage of your soft tissues as well as the bone structures of your teeth. These conditions eventually lead to tooth loss. Periodontics is referred to as the study that focuses on the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of these gum problems.
Gum diseases can range from as mild as gingivitis (the early stage of gum disease) to as serious as periodontitis. Gum or periodontal diseases are caused by the spread of the bacteria in your mouth which came from the buildup of plaque that is not addressed by brushing and flossing. These bacteria can go down to the roots of your teeth and eventually irritate and destroy the soft tissues inside your mouth and as well as your bone structure that provides support for your teeth.
It is important to pay close attention to these gum diseases because it can increase your risk of certain oral & health conditions like:
- Heart disease and atherosclerosis
- Premature birth and low birth weight
- Lung and respiratory diseases
If a gum problem that starts as a gingivitis is not cured, it can progress to an advanced stage of gum disease which is called periodontitis. Periodontitis is the inflammation of the gums around the tooth that cause the gum recession. Gum recession or the pulling away of the gum from the teeth happens when pockets or spaces are formed due to the spread of the bacteria. Gum recession can also lead to tooth loss, which is why you should not be waiting for these things to happen.
Stop gum problems before they even begin to bother you. Call Proscia Dental at Phone: (239) 494-4574 or visit 9136 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 today.