Periodontitis is the severe stage of periodontal disease (gum disease), which is an infection of the tissues that surround the teeth. When gum disease has progressed to periodontitis the gums and bone can become severely damaged and the teeth become loose. Periodontitis is the most common cause of teeth loss in adults. Periodontitis is caused by the plaque that forms on the teeth, which can form into tartar. If plaque and tartar remains on your teeth for a longer period of time it can cause infections. This can result in loss of tissue and bone.
However, other factors can also cause periodontitis to develop such as smoking, drugs, diabetes, hormone changes, poor diet, or defective fillings. Signs of periodontitis include red or swollen gums, bleeding gums, continuous bad breath, loose teeth, gums that have pulled away from the teeth, or a change in the way the teeth fit together when biting. If the pockets of bacteria is sufficiently small periodontitis may be treated using scaling, root planning and/or antibiotic therapy only. However, if the periodontitis is more severe surgery is necessary. The different types of periodontitis surgery are flap surgery, soft tissue grafts, bone grafting, and guided tissue regeneration.
If you are interested in periodontitis treatment the first step for you is to complete the inquiry form. Then we will respond with an estimate of the price of surgery and more information about your periondotitis treatment package.
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