Your smile is the window for your overall health in dentistry. That’s why you have to wash the toothpaste and float twice a day every night before your bed and visit our daily professional teeth cleaning clinic. If you do not take the necessary steps to remove plaque from your teeth and gums, you can develop periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has an overall well-being serious effect.
There is a connection between gum and diabetes. Periodontal diseases are more prevalent in diabetics. Persons with diabetes have a suppressed immune system which makes them more likely to become infected. You are more at risk with periodontal conditions and have serious side effects if your diabetes symptoms are not managed. Periodontal disease may cause the teeth to be lost and gums to bleed blood. Inform your dentist always of improvements to your wellbeing, such as diabetes.
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The mouth is an incredible microcosm of oral bacteria that live in tissue. The bacteria operate most often in perfect harmony with the mouth tissues, but the sour note, which is a periodontal infection, often disturbs harmony.
Periodontal disease is a term that encompasses several different conditions that affect the areas around the teeth. The term comes from the Latin word “peri”, meaning around and the Greek word “odont”, meaning tooth. The term used to describe the study of the teeth and the supporting structures around them are called Periodontology. The dental specialty dedicated to the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease is called Periodontics.
The group of diseases that fall under periodontal disease all have the same end results, inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), destruction of the periodontal ligament, loss of bone support, and finally tooth loss. Of the people who develop gingivitis, 10-15% will develop more advanced periodontal disease. About 70% of the people who develop more advanced forms of periodontal disease will develop the chronic form of the disease that worsens as the patient ages. The other 30% will develop different forms and patterns of disease. Continue reading How To Know You Have Gum Disease? →
Periodontal disease is highly prevalent in adults across the United States. It is important to regularly see your dentist so you can catch this condition early on and undergo proper treatment. We help patients prevent and treat gum disease, as well as educate them regarding the ways they can keep their gums healthy.
Measuring Pocket Depths
A periodontal probe is gently used to measure the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and the gums. The depth of a healthy sulcus measures three millimeters or less and does not bleed. The periodontal probe helps indicate if pockets are deeper than three millimeters. As periodontal disease progresses, the pockets usually get deeper.
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