Periodental disease or periodontitis is a serious disease caused by gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. It is a common cause of tooth loss in most cases.
Periodontitis is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene and can be easily presented. They can be chronic, acute and necrotizing. Common symptoms and signs of this disease include:
Good oral hygiene and regular checkup with your dentist can help prevent many problems related to periodontal diseases by reviewing medical history, examining the mouth, measure pocket depth or having regular dental x-rays.
All dentists are qualified and can easily diagnose and treat a range of periodontal disease. Severe cases though need the attention of experts in dentistry.