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Periodontal disease (or gum disease)

A condition where bacteria attacks the tissues that surround and support the teeth. Gingivitis is the first state of periodontal disease. Plaque irritates the gums, making them tender, inflammed and likely to bleed. If it advances, the plaque hardens into calculus/tartar and the gums begin to recede from the teeth causing gum recession. This results in pockets between the teeth and gums, where more plaque collects and starts destroying gum tissue and bone. A special periodontal treatment, called scaling and root planning, will be recommended, to help prevent teeth from becoming loose, falling out, or needing to be removed.

Warning signs of periodontitis:

  • Gums that bleed during brushing
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Gums that have pulled away from teeth
  • Changes in the position or bite of the teeth

Good oral hygiene practices and periodontal cleanings are essential in maintaining dental health and keeping periodontal disease under control.

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