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What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
The term “periodontal” means "around the tooth."
Periodontitis is a common inflammatory condition that affects supporting and surrounding soft tissues near your teeth, eventually leading to damage in jawbone.
The bacteria that cause gum disease thrive in warm, wet environments. People with weak teeth and gums are more susceptible to this type of infection because their bodies cannot fight back against the attack as effectively on its own terms - but you can help preventative measures! Be sure not only brush twice per day (or at least close), floss once every other day if possible along with visiting your dentist for professional check-ups often enough so they will know how best work around any problems before they become serious issues down the road like tooth loss or shifting jawshe could be experiencing now without treatment
The leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the developed world is periodontal disease, and it should always be promptly treated.
Types of Periodontal Disease
Gingivitis is a condition that can affect the gums and teeth. When left untreated, it may spread to below the gum line causing more damage where there are few or no symptoms because periodontal disease causes bone destruction in addition with soft tissue breakdown. Deepening pockets between your gums (between them) plus around each tooth generally indicate you have ongoing inflammation due this oral health issue - don't ignore it!
Here are some of the most common types of periodontal disease:
Treatment for Periodontal Disease
There are many surgical and nonsurgical treatments the periodontist may choose to perform, depending upon what condition is present. A complete exam of one's mouth will be done before any treatment or recommendation can take place so as not leave anything up for interpretation later down the line if it turns out poorly.
Here are some of the more common treatments for periodontal disease: