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Early Signs from Gingivitis to Periodontal Treatment

One may clearly notice the visible signs emanating from your swollen and bleeding gums, ultimately propelling your attention towards your gums infected with bacteria. This infection can spread, if not treated immediately. It may cause damage to the structures supporting your teeth in your jawbone. Eventually, making your teeth to become so loose that they have to be extracted.

Loosening of Teeth Periodontitis

Figure 1: Loosening of Teeth Periodontitis

Infections surfacing the structures around the teeth may cause periodontal disease. These involve the hums, the cementum covering the root, the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone. It is only the gingivitis that affects the gums during the early stages of periodontal disease. Later on in the severe forms of disease, periodontal disease starts emerging when all the supporting tissues are involved.

The interchangeable terms “gingivitis” and “periodontitis” have led to the utter confusion among dental patients and they look towards their dentist for better awareness and significant treatment.

Inflammation of Gums-Gingivitis

Figure 2 : Inflammation of Gums-Gingivitis

Excess plaque on the teeth leads to an inflammation of the gums resulting in gingivitis. The symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen gums, or bleeding of gums while brushing your teeth. As compared to periodontitis which is referred to as more chronic gum disease resulting from the bacteria in the dental plaque. Plaque is the sticky substance that surfaces on your teeth soon after you have brushed your teeth. In a continual effort to get rid of the bacteria, substances are released from the cells of your immune system that inflame and damage the gums, periodontal ligament or alveolar bone.

The symptoms of periodontitis can be seen when the gum tissue gets withdrawn from the teeth leading to the formation of pockets where additional bacteria can surface and cause an infection. Visible signs of periodontitis can be seen from red, swollen or bleeding gums, pain when chewing, poor tooth alignment, receding gums or pockets between the teeth and gums, sores on the inside of the mouth, and loose or sensitive teeth.

The broader difference can be seen as under:

  • Age: Periodontitis is unusual to be seen in teenagers, but they can develop gingivitis.
  • Pain: Encountering pain while chewing is an indicator that your periodontal disease has grown from gingivitis to periodontitis.
  • Tooth Condition: If suffering from gingivitis, your teeth should be affixed in place, however, your gums may be irritated, red, and swollen. Loosening of tooth or teeth appears to be more likely to have periodontitis.
  • Breath: Recognition of persistent unpleasant breath due to the presence of excess bacteria in your mouth is an indicator that your gingivitis has progressed to periodontitis.

One should effectively take care of their teeth and gums while brushing and flossing and by using a fluoride toothpaste as it avoids in the formation of tarter between your teeth and the gumline. Periodontal Treatment in Commerce looks after your periodontal treatment and helps you to overcome your tooth decay under the hands of professional cleaners i.e. your dentists who will encourage you always to maintain proper oral care.

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Phone: 248-624-3010
2735 Benstein Rd, Commerce Charter Township,
Commerce , Michigan 48390