Periodontal disease (Periodontitis)

Juvenile periodontitis

Even children and adolescents can suffer periodontal disease. Most children and adolescents suffer from gingivitis. Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontal disease. Although the more severe and advanced stages of periodontal disease are not so common among children, the possibility exists. read more

Acute periapical periodontitis

Acute periapical periodontitis is when the apical section of the root of a tooth and the supporting structure surrounding it, becomes infected and inflamed. The bacteria in the oral cavity cause decay, which damages and destroys the inner soft center of the tooth, known as the pulp. The pulp of the read more

Necrotizing periodontal disease

Necrotizing periodontal disease is a severe and aggressive form of the gum disease. When the periodontal disease gets worse rapidly it is then identified as necrotizing periodontal disease. When the bacteria in the oral cavity flourish due to lack of proper cleaning and hygiene, plaque and tartar st read more

Chronic periodontitis

Chronic periodontitis is the long-lasting or re-current gum disease which causes inflammation of the gums. Chronic periodontal disease is also caused by poor health of the oral cavity and the buildup of plaque on the teeth. The symptoms of chronic periodontitis include:

Aggressive periodontitis

As the periodontal disease directly affects the bone supporting the teeth, a considerable amount of the bone will be lost as well, causing the teeth to loosen in the aggressive periodontitis stage. The periodontal pockets formed between the teeth and gums will become even deeper and reach the roots read more

Moderate periodontitis

When the proper treatment for gingivitis is not initiated, the periodontal disease moves from the initial stage to the moderate stage. This is the stage when brushing and flossing will not be able to control the situation completely. Even the finest quality toothpaste, toothbrush and dental floss wi read more

Early periodontitis

The initial stage of periodontitis is gingivitis. In gingivitis, the gums start to swell and the color of the gums change from pink to red or even purple. Soreness and pain is felt when the gums are touched. Bleeding of the gums is also amongst the initial symptoms of periodontitis. This bleeding oc read more

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