Periodontal Care

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don't know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages. Periodontal disease is not only the number one reason for tooth loss, but research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy. Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease. Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include Bleeding gums, Loose or mobile teeth due to loss of bone or weakened periodontal fibers that support the tooth by anchoring them in the supporting bone structure, newly formed spacing between teeth, persistent bad breath due to increased number of bacteria causing inflammation and infection of the soft tissue in the mouth, pus forming around the teeth and gums. When diagnosed at its early stages, periodontal disease is reversible and could become completely under control. At later stages, the loss of bone cannot be reversed but with proper health care and oral hygiene, the disease progress can be stopped and further damage to hard and soft tissues can be prevented.

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