What to Do if You Develop Aggressive Periodontitis
Posted on 6/22/2020 by Alyce
Many people will develop mild periodontitis at some stage of their lives. Periodontitis, also called gum disease, is a very common condition that is easily treatable in its early stages. In fact, many people can cause the condition to reverse course, simply by beginning to pay more attention to regular brushing and flossing. However, in some cases, the condition can progress beyond what can be remedied simply by beginning to follow a regular oral hygiene routine. If this has happened to you, here is what you need to know.
Advanced Periodontitis is No Joke
The first thing you need to know is that this condition can have serious repercussions on your health. In addition to causing your teeth to become loose and even fall out, gum disease can wreak havoc on your facial structure by causing your jawbone to deteriorate after your teeth come out. In addition, the bacteria involved in gum disease can get into the bloodstream and cause infections elsewhere in the body. Finally, it is possible for you to aspirate the bacteria and cause a serious infection in your lungs. Given these facts, it is vital that you aggressively treat periodontitis as soon as you become aware of its existence. This will help prolong not only your oral health, but your overall health as well.
Get Professional Help Immediately
The biggest mistake you can make is to try to treat the condition yourself. While early gum disease responds very well to improved oral health routines, once the condition becomes aggressive and advanced, you simply cannot handle it on your own. Professional care can help you save your teeth, and your overall health. There are procedures we can perform that can help you. Remember, the worst thing you can do is to ignore the condition and hope that it will go away.
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