Chronic Periodontitis

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Chronic Periodontitis


When there is an inflammation of the tissues, gum keeps receding that can be misunderstood as teeth lengthening. It is nothing but Periodontitis, a gum infection, which is a very common oral problem among the masses, but it is preventable. Teeth are a vital part of humans and it is crucial that you give them equal importance and keep them healthy. Many people ignore oral health because of various reasons and that results in several problems. Chronic Periodontitis is one of them and it is caused due to plaque build up in the teeth. In early stages, it has very few symptoms but over the time it progresses significantly.

If you notice any of the symptoms of Periodontitis, you should immediately consult an experienced dentist and seek treatment.

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Among the different kinds, Chronic Periodontitis is commonly found in many people. When you are affected by this disease, redness, as well as swelling, occurs in the gums. If you ignore for a long period of time and leave it untreated, it can lead to loss of bone and soft tissue and both are necessary for healthy teeth. With time, the teeth will loosen because the gums get pulled and eventually the teeth will fall out because of this disease.


Various other symptoms of Chronic Periodontitis are,

  • ¬†Halitosis also called bad breath and consistent metallic taste in your mouth
  • Bleeding of gums or redness
  • Deep pockets between gums and the teeth
  • Subsequently, you will suffer loose teeth
  • Swelling of gums
  • Pain while chewing food
  • Pus between the gums and the teeth

Chronic Periodontitis Treatment

This disease can be treated easily, no matter even if it is in advanced stages. You just need an experienced dentist, who can support and guide you through the whole procedure.

The treatment for the disease can include the prescription of an antiseptic mouthwash for fighting bacteria in the pocket of the gums. A procedure called Scaling is also a part of the treatment in which the dentist will remove the plaque and tartar using a special instrument. For extreme cases, antibiotics will be prescribed to treat the infected gums. Chronic Periodontitis is painful and thus, pain relief medications are given to the patient.

Using tobacco products can be harmful to your oral health. It is suggested to quit smoking and avoid using other tobacco products to maintain overall oral health