What Is Periodontal Disease?

Q:
What is the definition of periodontal disease?

A:
Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that damages bone and gum tissues supporting the teeth. It always causes tooth loss of adults. There are two kinds of periodontal disease:

  1. Gingivitis. Only superficial gums break down.
  2. Periodontitis. More serious than gingivitis. Connecting tissues and bones are involved.

Periodontal disease has following symptoms:

  • Bleeding gums.
  • Swollen and painful gums.
  • Bad-smelling breath.
  • Very red gums.
  • Very pale gums.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Painful teeth.

If you find that there are some problems in your teeth, you ought to visit your dentist and have a thorough check of your teeth. Your doctor will arrange diagnosis for you and help you plan for the following treatment.

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