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Common Signs of Periodontal Disease

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Evan
Common Signs of Periodontal DiseasePeriodontal diseases are a leading cause of tooth loss in most people, and they occur when advanced plaques within the teeth release toxins and acids that cause inflammations to the gums and the teeth. The infection that occurs causes damage to the gum tissues and the underlying jaw bones in extreme cases.

In addition, if periodontal disease is left untreated, it can cause the development of malignant tissues that causes oral cancer. Different expressions of this dental issue have common signs that differentiate them. Common symptoms of this dental abnormality include

Unexplained bleeding

Unexplained bleeding occurring within the teeth and gums while brushing or flossing the teeth is a sign of periodontal disease. Furthermore, the developed plaque releases toxins that cause a bacterial infection, making the tissue soft and prone to bleeding while brushing.

Pain, Redness, or Swelling

Dental professionals can identify Periodontal disease through pain, swelling, and redness of the gum surface. When this occurs, the individual should seek dental help to reduce the spread of these signs to other parts of the mouth to avoid affecting the gum and jaw tissues.

Also, patients must treat the infections before spreading to the bloodstream, which can harm other body parts.

Teeth that Look Longer

Longer teeth are a sign of periodontal disease. The elongation of the teeth occurred when the bacterial infection developed due to toxins in the mouth destroying the tissues and bones supporting the teeth, making them look longer and giving a toothy smile.

Loose Teeth

Loosening or shifting of teeth is a sign of advancing periodontitis. As the bone tissue is destroyed, teeth once firmly attached to the jaw become loose and may shift position.

Generally, it is essential to stop the progression of periodontal disease before it causes further damage to the gum tissues and jaw. Dental corrections such as surgeries, laser treatments, and bone graft procedures are good options to deal with this disease.

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