Do you want to know more about gum disease from your Pasadena, CA, periodontist ?
Here are some FAQs
What is periodontal disease?
Teeth can last a lifetime if you people take care of them properly and avoid diseases like periodontal disease, gum disease. Periodontitis occurs when tissue-attacking bacteria takes over the area surrounding teeth.
Gum disease sneaks up on you and if you don't maintain a good daily oral hygiene, gingivitis sets in, and, if left untreated, gingivitis transforms into periodontitis, bone loss around your teeth.
When you lose bone tissue, gum tissues detaches from teeth and form pockets, which is essentially the perfect spot for bacterial cultures to grow.
As periodontal disease advances, you may suffer from more bone loss which will result in tooth loss.
What are symptoms of periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is sneaky in that you may not notice its discreet symptoms, especially if you smoke nicotine, because blood supply to gum tissue reduces and causes swelling of the gum tissues.
What are some treatment options?
Can periodontal disease affect your overall health?
Periodontal disease has been linked to other serious conditions, such as cardio-vascular disease (CVD), diabetes and preterm births.
What are some preventive strategies?
Make sure you brush and floss your teeth every day. Get regular dental checkups and professional cleanings every 6 months, and avoid unhealthy foods, like candy. Also, make sure you quit smoking and chewing tobacco.
For more information on periodontal disease treatment in the Pasadena, CA, call your periodontist at Pasadena Dental Implants at (626) 796-1241 today!