Periodontitis is an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the tooth rooth. It is characterized by the peri-peripheral bone tissue destruction. Periodontitis can be caused by infection, trauma or toxic substances. Periodontitis also caused by caries or pulpitis, in which the pulp (nerve) can no longer serve as a barrier to toxic products and they penetrate the tip of the tooth.
Signs of acute periodontitis
One of the significant symptoms of periodontitis can be increasing intensifying pain. Its difference from pain in pulpitis is a clear localization and a sharp pain. Body temperature can then increase moderately (up to 37.5 ° C).
Lips and cheeks swelling;
Increased mobility of the tooth.
Chronic periodontitis is the most advanced stage of gum disease and is caused by the accumulation of calculus and poor oral hygiene. When calculus sits on the teeth for a certain period of time, the bacteria within the calculus produce toxins. These toxins then cause the gums to detach from the teeth causing pocketing, and then gradually they eat away at the supporting bone of the teeth. This is which causes them to become mobile with time. Smoking contributes immensely to the cause of periodontitis. It significantly increases the chance of developing chronic periodontitis, and speeds up the process from gingivitis to periodontal disease. Some people are more prone to build up calculus, therefore a have a higher chance of developing chronic periodontitis. However, an impeccable oral hygiene routine will always reduce chances and prevent further damage.
Treatment of periodontitis is not a one day process. Sometimes it takes up to 5-7 visits to the dentist. Therapeutic tactics depend on the type and stage of the disease. At iDental clinics we treat all types of periodontitis. We will do everything possible and impossible to release your pain and keep your teeth healthy.