What is a periodontal disease?
When you come to visit your dentist, we always talk about the periodontal disease, but WHAT IS THE PERIODONTAL DISEASE, AND WHY DO WE TALK ABOUT IT?
Let’s talk about it!
If your hands bled, when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet, many people think it’s normal if their gums bleed when they brush or floss.
In a 1999 study, researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health found, that half of Americans over 30 had bleeding gums.
So, bleeding is the sign of the inflammation, or swollen gums, which is caused by the periodontal disease. PERI means around, and ODONTAL refers to teeth.
Inflammation of the the structure around the teeth, which includes gums, cementum, that covers the root ,the periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone.
Periodontal disease has different stages, the earliest is a gingivitis. Which means an inflammation of gums around the teeth.
What is the most common cause?
Malocclusion,which means crooked teeth!
Poor brushing technique, wrong food choices, and the lifestyle.
Today we are able to say that, periodontal disease is one of the most attributing causes to the inflammation in the body, which is increases the C-reactive proteins.
The increase in the C-reactive proteins is the reason for the Heart Disease risk in the patients.
Today , your visit to your dentist will help you prevent the periodontal disease and prevent the risk of heart disease and other life threatening conditions, including the miscarriage.
In our practice we always evaluate patients for the risk of periodontal disease and discussing treatment options.
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