Periodontics refers to the management of gum related problems. Gingivitis is the inflammation of gums caused by accumulated plaque and tartar. Periodontitis is severe gingivitis that involves loss of the underlying bone. Teeth gradually become mobile and you may eventually lose them. Nearly 70% of the people are affected by this disease at some point in their life. Though such a prevalent disease most people are unaware of the issue and the problems it can cause.
Symptoms of Gum Diseases
Yes, gum diseases are treatable. The recovery and treatment duration depends on the stage at which a gum infection is identified and preventive measures are taken.
The first sign of gum disease is red, tender and swollen gums that cause discomfort and pain. Gums can also bleed while brushing, which is commonly considered as a sign of gingivitis-stage one of gum diseases.