Periodontal diseases, gingivitis and periodontitis or pyorrhea are serious infections that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss, or even infections in various parts of the body. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and the bone that supports the teeth.
In the mildest form of the disease, gingivitis, the gum becomes red, swollen and bleeds easily. At this stage, there is little or no discomfort. Gingivitis is caused by poor oral hygiene and is reversible with professional treatment and good oral hygiene at home. However, over time the plaque can spread and grow under the gums, which separate from the teeth, forming periodontal pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. As the disease (periodontitis) progresses, the pockets become deeper and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. This destructive process has very mild symptoms. Eventually, the teeth may become mobile and have to be extracted.
The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, but there are other factors that can intensify the severity of the disease, such as: Smoking, Diabetes, Poor Diet, Pregnancy, Stress, Genetics.
Infections related to Periodontitis are extremely aggressive, which implies monitoring by a Specialized Periodontist to contain the problem as quickly as possible, as it is not uncommon for this type of infection to affect the bloodstream and settle in other parts of the body, causing even more infections. more serious, which can lead the patient to death.
Be sure to consult our team to take care of your periodontal problems. Remember health starts with the mouth.
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