Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, not only issues in severe health problems, but also can adversely affect a patient's smile. If left unchecked and untreated, gum disease can even lead to a loss of teeth. Periodontal disease is caused by a large buildup of the bacteria found in plaque, which erode the soft tissues of the mouth. In the background of diseases of parodontium (parodontium is the complex of anatomic components, which takes part in fixation of teeth) there can be genetic predisposition and general disease; but the most frequent cause is the inflammation caused by plaque (scale) deposition and inadequate oral hygenie. The early stages (gingivitis) are marked by red, inflamed, bleeding gums. If it is detected in these early stages, gum disease can often be reversed. In far-gone cases when other parts of gingiva are affected (periodontitis) a sachet can develop, which may result in bone destruction and tooth loss.
Dental hygenic treatment has an important role in its therapy, which must entail the extensive cleanup and disinfection of sachets (curretage coupled with Corsodyl gel). In more severe cases it might be necessary to surgically intervene and remove the the junk around loose teeth. The atrophy of gingiva can develop in case of inadequate tooth brushing techniques. Gingiva will draw back causing sensitivity. As a treatment palliative (special toothpastes, paints, fillings) and surgical methods are available.
Periodontal dentistry can help you feel more secure with your smile and ultimately help strengthen your teeth and promote better dental health overall. Contact Dental Visit Hungary today for the best gum disease screening and treatment options in Hungary.