Periodontal surgery is the perfect way to treat your gum disease condition.
Periodontal surgery is a highly effective and affordable way to make sure you don’t lose teeth to gum disease. Read on to find our more about periodontal surgery.
Periodontal surgery is one of those terms that you hear from time to time, and though you know it has something to do with oral health, you’re possibly a bit vague about it.
The term periodontal actually refers to the structures supporting the teeth – an in particular, the gums. You might not know it, but gum disease is one of the most common forms of dental complaints, so you’re quite likely to come across the need for periodontic treatment at some stage or another.
As to what lies behind gum disease the most common culprit is infection – and specifically, bacterial infection. It’s important to grasp that this infection doesn’t act directly on the tooth, but it can have a devastating effect o the soft tissue or the bone that keeps your teeth firmly in place.
Unlike other forms of dental problems which are caused by structural problems, the primary reason for gum disease is infection – bacterial infection, to be precise. This infection doesn’t actually act on the teeth, but it has a major impact on the bone and the soft tissue that keeps your teeth in place.
It’s hard to avoid gum disease forever, even if you tend to have a good regime of dental hygiene. The signs that something may be brewing are fairly obvious and easy to spot.
The first signs tend to be some redness or inflammation around the gum area, and in extreme cases, there may even be a loss of bone mass, or possibly severe swelling.
Surprisingly perhaps, the infection does not spread around the whole of the mouth immediately, but if you neglect the condition, it may very well spread to the neighbouring few teeth.
And worse again, if you leave things for too long, the condition simply can’t be reversed, which means that you’re likely to lose a tooth or teeth. If you believe you may have some of the symptoms mentioned above, why not arrange a quick visit to your dentist to have it confirmed either way.
Your teeth should last a lifetime.