Unfortunately, most patients do not take this problem seriously enough. The reason is that in most cases the periodontal disease DOES NOT HURT yet it triggers some minor warning signs, not considered by patients.
Any persistent gum bleeding may hide some stage of this disease.
It is proven that properly performed dental hygiene combined with dental checkups every 6 months or once a year will significantly reduce the risk of periodontal disease.
Nowadays it can be treated and treatment depends on the degree of the disease, from a simple training in the proper brushing of teeth to the more complicated regeneration of bone and neighboring tissue. However, the longest and most difficult part of the treatment is to be done by the patient at home, by maintaining perfect hygiene after the doctor’s treatment, otherwise the relapse of the periodontal disease becomes a certainty.
Once it occurs, this disease evolves in a vicious circle: the microbial plate accumulates on the tooth at the level of the gum, the gum becomes inflamed, it bleeds, and a slight pain occurs that makes us brush that area even more cautiously. Obviously, from the moment the first layer appears, the following one deposits much easier.
In conclusion, the untreated periodontal disease has an adverse impact on health in general and on the dental-maxillary apparatus in particular.
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