Juvenile periodontitis

Unfortunately, even children and adolescents can be affected by periodontal diseases called juvenile periodontitis. Many young people suffer from gingivitis. Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontal disease. Although more severe stages of periodontal disease are not so common among children, the possibility exists.

Gingivitis

Chronic periodontitis is the gum disease where the gums become swollen, turn red and can bleed easily. As gingivitis is only the initial stage, the gum disease treatment is quite simple. Regular and proper brushing and flossing should be enough.  Do not overlook the symptoms of gingivitis and consult a professional for periodontal disease treatment at the earliest. Because it can move on to the more severe stages of periodontal disease.

Aggressive periodontitis

Young adults and teenagers can be sufferers of localized aggressive periodontitis. This mostly affects the incisors and first molars. The generalized aggressive periodontitis is another type of periodontal disease.  Individuals usually face it at the age of puberty. This type of gum disease affects the complete oral cavity. The gums become inflamed and the teeth get coated in plaque. Over time, the teeth loosen. 

If you notice the following symptoms in your child, visit a professional right away for periodontal disease treatment.

  • The gums of the child bleed while brushing or flossing technique or eating hard foods. Know whether the bleeding of the gums represents gum disease.
  • Swollen and red gums.
  • Gum recession –  the roots of the teeth become visible. This happens because the gums move away from the teeth.
  • Continuous bad breath which does not fade away with brushing and flossing technique. 

Note that the bacteria which cause gum disease can be transmitted from one individual to another through saliva. This means that family members can transfer the bacteria from one person to the other. This can cause other family members to contract the disease.

It is necessary to teach children the proper brushing and flossing techniques. Poor oral health and overlooked Dentist Advice About Oral Health Treatments is the main reason for all types of teeth and gum diseases among children and adults.