Stop Disease Progression And Prevent Further Destruction:
Periodontal is a broad term used to describe various diseases that affect the gums, bone and surrounding structures of the teeth. The most common types of periodontal disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis causes bleeding and reddening of the gums. Periodontitis damages the bone and connective tissue that support the teeth.
Some early warning signs include: Bleeding gums, red, tender, puffy or swollen gums, pain or tenderness in the gums, constant bad breath or taste, changes in your bite, itchy sensation, gums pulling away from the teeth … and others.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease may contribute to diabetes, respiratory disease, heart attack, stroke or be associated with premature childbirth.
Regular checkups, good oral hygiene and visiting Dr. Drahota, can stop the disease’s progression. Early detection can help keep dental costs down by preventing further destruction.