What is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a common disease that affects the soft tissue and bone supporting the tooth. If the infection is untreated, it will eventually result in tooth loss. Periodontitis is usually the result of poor oral hygiene. It is very important to keep your gums healthy to avoid any tooth decay or loss.
What are the symptoms?
Some symptoms of Periodontitis are:
- Inflamed and/or swollen gums
- Sensitivity in gums when touched
- Gaps appearing in between your teeth
- Bleeding when flossing or brushing
- Bad breath
How to avoid periodontitis
Simply brushing your teeth properly and flossing daily will most likely prevent any chances of developing periodontitis. The reason is improper oral hygiene habits such as not brushing or flossing leads to plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, which lead to gingivitis. As it progresses, it will eventually lead to periodontitis which turns into a much more serious condition.