If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.
Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, from this point forward.
Gum diseases is a major cause of about 70% of tooth loss. Three fourth of adult Indian population is suffering from one or other periodontal problem.
- Bleeding while brushing
- Red swollen gums
- Mobility in tooth or teeth
- Bad breath
- Early loss of tooth without apparent injury
Includes scaling and root planning
- Gingival curettage
- Flap surgery
- Flap surgery with bone graft
- Crown lengthening
- Gingival scrapping