Periodontal Health

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When it comes to our physical health, we do all possible things to keep ourselves healthy. But in contrast to that, not many people tend to give more interest in their dental health. People have a habit of visiting their dentist only when they encounter problems in their oral health. As a result, they end up burning a bigger hole in their pocket, which otherwise would have been small if they had visited regularly. In addition to that, if the disease is too severe, then the amount of pain they undergo is also severe.

One such issue is your periodontal health. When bacteria tend to build-up in your mouth, they can spread to your teeth, gum, etc., and cause harmful infection. So, it is recommended not to ignore periodontal health. The sticky stuff which clings to your teeth and gum line is the main cause of your periodontitis. The good news is, by practicing good oral hygiene, one can prevent such situations.

One can encounter different types of periodontal disease and are described below:

  • Gingivitis: This is the first stage of gum disease and causes inflammation of the gums. One can notice few symptoms about this, but it can lead to periodontitis if it is left ignored.
  • Aggressive Periodontitis: This is a form of periodontitis that can be localized or generalized. If it is not diagnosed early, it can result in the loss of a tooth.
  • Chronic Periodontitis: In periodontitis, this is the most common one. Some of the symptoms seen in a patient when she/he has chronic periodontitis are inflammation and recession of the gums from the teeth and the creation of pockets prone to the infection.
  • Necrotizing Periodontal Disease: This is a special type of periodontitis where one can see the infection lead to the death of the cells in the gums and jawbone. One can see this type of periodontitis only when a person is affected by systematic conditions such as HIV infection and malnutrition.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is a must if you want to keep these diseases away from you. Along with that, it is also recommended that you should visit the dentist once every six months as they will examine the complete oral health of yours and provide you with guidance that will help you keep your oral health in good shape.