Four main symptoms of Periodontitis

Posted on October 16, 2018 in Dental Education

Are you suffering from a serious case of gum swelling? Or, does your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? If you have these symptoms, please take note! You might possibly be suffering from periodontitis, the worst case of gum disease!

What is periodontitis?

Periodontitis means “inflammation around the tooth”, and it is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth. Periodontitis is a gum disease that is commonly seen. Not only it is one of the greatest reason causes adults to lose their teeth, it also endangers the human teeth as well as one’s health.

The early stages of periodontitis are not usually cared for, therefore causing gums to be infected slowly. As infections relapse time to time, it not only damages oral and chewing functions, but also affects our health as a whole.

Do you have the symptoms of periodontitis?

If it is not cared for at an early stage, it might be difficult to treat when it becomes really serious. Therefore, how do we know if we are suffering from periodontitis? These are the few symptoms below:

In the early stages:

–    Swelling of gums

–    Bleeding when brushing teeth

–    Possible formation of dental calculus

–    Possible bad breath

In the late stages:

–    Bleeding when brushing teeth-    Swelling of gums

–    Gums around teeth recede, exposing part of the root

–   Appearance of periodontal pockets, and pus leaking from the surroundings of gums. There might also possibly be ulcers as well.

–    Formation of dental calculus

–    Gums and teeth might hurt

–    Loose teeth

Feel free to ask any member of our team about periodontitis treatment. For more information, contact Alpha Dental.