What Is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is a gum infection that can cause severe damage to soft tissues and bone supporting the teeth. These conditions should not be taken lightly and should be treated immediately. Beside that it can cause tooth loss, the bacteria in the gum tissue can also enter the bloodstream and invade other organs, such as lungs and heart. If this is the case, then the complications are more serious can be experienced by patients with periodontitis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory disorders, stroke even coronary heart disease.In addition, if a pregnant woman suffered periodontitis, then the baby is in the womb at risk of premature birth or having a weight that is lower than the average. If periodontitis affects a person with diabetes, the risk for the condition worsens. You need to make sure that you visit the Periodontist at Ajax Dental North Harwood because the specialist will know how to cure the disease that you suffer.

There are several types of periodontitis, but the acute periodontitis where the majority of sufferers are adults. A person affected by periodontitis will experience symptoms, such as:

-Gums swollen and red or purple.

-If touched, the gums were soft.

-Mouth feels uncomfortable and you are having bad breath.

-Shrinkage of the gums so that the size of the teeth appear higher than usual.

-Discharge of pus in the section limiting the teeth and gums.

-The distance between one tooth and another tooth was loose.

-Tooth loss.

Periodontitis is caused by inflammation of the gums that initially left untreated. Inflammation is triggered by a buildup of plaque that we rarely clean thus gradually forming tartar as a medium for breeding bacteria. Bacteria that initially only irritate the gums around the teeth (gingiva), gradually led to the formation of pockets of the gums and infect deeper to reach the base of the gum tissue. Severe infection is then destroyed tissue and bone in the gums. So, visit the specialist that will help your oral problem with no hassle at Ajax Dental North Harwood.