What is gum disease? gum disease also known as "periodontitis" or "periodontal disease." Maybe a dental professional or hygienist recently told you that you have this infection.
But do you know the difference between periodontal disease and other types of complications that can affect your mouth, such as gingivitis? bleeding gum? odor? foul taste? tooth loose?...
Do you know why it's so important to treat periodontal disease-and why brushing and flossing alone won't do the trick?
Most importantly, periodontal disease is today's #1 cause of tooth loss among American adults. Recent data suggest a possible association between periodontal disease and other health issues including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and preterm low birth-weight babies.
Loose teeth and gum infection are uncomfortable, especially when you try to eat food or chew gum. The feeling of the tooth pulling away from the gum or pus leaking out from the gum is enough to send chills down your spine.
Teeth become loose because of lost gum and bone, injury, orthodontic treatment, or pressure caused by tooth misalignment. Early treatments of scaling and root planning, gingival irrigation, deposit of antibiotic or other periodontal therapies, will prevent bone loss and tooth mobility.
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