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Periodontitis is an advanced case of gingivitis, a gum disease. When the gums become infected and are diseased they are at risk of great damage, and so are your teeth. Symptoms to watch out for are bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, bad breath, tooth pain, or gum recession.
You can typically prevent periodontitis with excellent dental care techniques and regular dental exams and cleanings. If you notice your gums are at risk, schedule an appointment today!
What Causes Periodontitis?
Plaque buildup in the number one cause of periodontitis. Other strong contributors are age, tobacco use, genetics, stress, medications, clenching or grinding teeth, poor nutrition, and obesity.
Periodontitis is a treatable gum disease. A thorough, professional dental cleaning and a diligent at-home dental care routine are two common treatments for periodontitis.
At Platinum Dental Care Provo, our team is happy to examine your gums. Our professionals do everything possible to preserve your natural gums and teeth, and prevent them from having future complications.
The Risks of Periodontitis
If Left Untreated:
- Gum recession
- Bone damage in the jaw
- Tooth loss
- Heart disease/heart attack
Put your health first and schedule an appointment with us today!