The Damaging Affects of Advanced Periodontitis
Keeping your teeth healthy is paramount to keeping yourself healthy. Brushing and flossing effectively as well as keeping regular dental visits, can help to keep your teeth healthy for many years. However, without proper care, bacteria can form, get under the gums above the teeth, and literally eat away at the bone and tissue causing pain, bleeding, and swelling of your gums. When this bacteria is allowed to grow it can cause a dental problem called periodontitis.
This is where the bacteria has eaten away at the tooth and gums to the point that it has caused a pocket between the tooth and gum where more bacteria can get through. Once this happens you need a licensed dentist to clean your teeth and provide treatment to prevent it from getting worse. Also, regular dental checkups are key to preventing it in the first place.
You see… if left untreated it can progress and get worse to the point that you will need advanced periodontital treatment. You want to do everything that you can to prevent the need for advanced periodontitis treatment or to even prevent it from starting in the first place. Once periodontitis starts, if not treated, can lead to many other problems.
First and foremost is tooth loss. But by having regular dental checkups and brushing properly you can prevent it from happening in the first place. However, if you notice symptoms such as red, swollen and tender gums that bleed easily when brushing or eating hard foods, gums that seem to be pulled away from the teeth, or even notice that your permanent teeth seem to be loosening or the spaces between them seem bigger, you need to see a dentist immediately for treatment. If you choose to forego seeing a dentist, you can look forward to having constant bad breath and a bad taste in your mouth that you just cant get rid of.
Sometimes when its advance enough you will notice that if you press the gums between the teeth you will see pus gathering between the teeth. This is a definite sign that you need to visit your dentist for advanced periodontitis treatment. If you don’t seek treatment, the bacteria eats away at the bone and ligaments that hold the teeth in until they ultimately fall out.