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Periodontitis is inflammation of tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. Our teeth are surrounded by and attached to our gums and jawbones. If these structures are inflamed and infected, a patient is diagnosed with periodontitis. At Smile Shine Dental Practice of Dr. Sidhu in Roseville, CA, our dentists have plenty of experience in treating periodontitis.
Certain symptoms should alert you to the possibility of having periodontitis. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you’re noticing bad breath, or your teeth are becoming loose, you might need periodontal treatment in Roseville, CA. The sooner you find a dentist near you and begin treatment, the better outcomes you’ll get.
Complications of Periodontal Disease
Periodontitis is a serious dental condition that has to be dealt with promptly. Postponing treatment can lead to serious complications. If the condition reaches your jawbones, your teeth will become loose and might fall or require extraction. Patients can also develop dental abscesses.
As your gums become inflamed, they will recede and expose the roots of your teeth. Additionally, periodontitis can affect the whole body. It can lead to complications during pregnancy and an increased risk of heart and respiratory conditions.
Treating Periodontal Disease
Early intervention will be more effective and easier than late intervention. At Smile Shine Dental Practice of Dr. Sidhu, we’ll start by eliminating the sources of infection: plaque and tartar. These aggregates form over teeth and contain bacteria. Bacteria in plaque are safe from the toothbrush and toothpaste. As they replicate, they will lead to periodontitis. Patients are advised to visit their dentist twice a year for professional cleanings to get rid of plaque and tartar.
Antibiotics will be required to treat the existing infection. We might recommend antibiotic cream to be applied over the gums, or we might prescribe antibiotic pills to be taken orally. Finally, surgery is required in a subset of patients. Flap surgery is used to clean under the gums. The gums are elevated before this is done then sutured back in place. Gum graft might be necessary to restore bone tissue that was lost due to periodontitis.
Get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns.