Periodontitis or gum disease is a severe gum infection that damages the soft tissue and the supporting bones of your teeth. It can cause teeth to lose their strength and ultimately cause tooth loss.
Symptoms of periodontitis include:
The process of developing periodontitis begins with plaque buildup. If not treated, it leads to severe gum disease.
The bacteria that cause periodontitis usually enter the bloodstream through the gum tissue and affect other organs of your body. In particular, it is associated with respiratory diseases and rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery diseases, and difficulties controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes. Factors that may increase chances of developing periodontitis include:
The best method to avoid periodontitis is to adhere to oral hygiene that you begin at an early age and continue to practice throughout your life.
Good dental hygiene: Brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day and floss at least once per day.
Regular visits to the dentist: See your dental hygienist regularly for cleanings, typically every six months.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Anaheim Hills, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist. Please call Dentist in Anaheim Hills at (714) 974-0949 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.
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