Periodontal diseases are inflammatory diseases that affect the gums and other tissues that support the teeth.
Periodontal diseases are responsible for 70% of tooth losses in adults. These diseases can be easily and successfully treated when they are diagnosed at an early stage.
Prevention or treatment of gum diseases also brings other benefits, such as preserving natural teeth, more comfortable chewing and better digestion.
Periodontal diseases begin with gingivitis (gingivitis). So gingivitis is an early period of periodontal disease. During this period, the gums are bleeding, red and enlarged in volume. It may not cause a lot of discomfort at an early stage. Without treatment, the disease progresses to periodontitis and can cause damage to the alveolar bone supporting the gums and teeth so that there is no return.
Periodontitis is a more advanced stage of periodontal diseases. Damage to the alveoli bone along with other tissues that support the teeth. Between the tooth and gums, a “periodontal pocket” is formed. The presence of periodontal pockets facilitates the settlement of infection and the progression of the disease. As the disease progresses, the teeth begin to shake, it can even go to shooting.