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What Is Periodontitis?


Posted on 12/19/2022 by Dr. Bembey and Dr. Yokoyama
What Is Periodontitis?Periodontitis is a word that sounds serious- and it is. If you have recently heard the word periodontitis from a dental practitioner, you should be a little concerned.

Periodontitis is a serious gum disease and can cause you to lose your teeth. Here is more information about what periodontitis is, and how to treat it.

About Periodontitis


Periodontitis is also called periodontal disease, or gum disease. It is an infection of your gums caused by the same bacteria that cause tooth decay.

There are three stages of gum disease. If you have been told you have periodontitis, you actually have either the second stage of gum disease or the third stage.

During the second stage of periodontal disease, the bacteria can eat away at your gums, and cause pockets or spaces to develop. These spaces between your teeth and gums trap the bacteria, pieces of food, plaque, or tartar, and make the disease worse.

Treatment for Periodontitis


While periodontitis is serious, you can get treatment and help for your gum disease. You need to talk to a dental professional who can give you the tools you need to find periodontitis.

Luckily, there are a lot of dentists can do to help you with your periodontitis. Having deep cleanings every three to four months helps your gums to heal.

You can also do a lot at home to help with your periodontitis. Be sure you are brushing and flossing after every meal.

Also, be sure that you are brushing your teeth after eating carbohydrates or sugar, because these nutrients help bacteria to grow in your mouth. Go and see the dentist regularly, because they can help you fight the disease.

Are you worried that you have periodontitis? We can help. Contact us for more information.

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