It is generally assumed that Periodontal disease popularly known as gum disease affects older people and that you shouldn’t worry about them at a young age. It is certainly not true. Unfortunately, young adults in the age group 18 – 30 years are prone to develop periodontal disease if they don’t stick to a strong oral hygiene routine. India with a population of over 1 billion is developing and growing every day. This will require a healthy population, especially in terms of periodontal health.
Let us get a better understanding of Periodontitis, the causes the condition
What is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a serious form of gum disease, a bacterial infection that begins with the inflammation of gums and surrounding tissues. If left untreated, it impacts the bones that support the teeth leading to the loosening of teeth.
What causes Periodontitis to lose the tooth?
The rapid change in lifestyle and eating habits in young people has a huge impact on oral health. Every day the young lot, either studying or working, are always in a rush or eating junk food, due to which they often forget to take care of their oral health. The intake of a high-sugar and low-nutrient diet can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. The influence of lifestyle factors, such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, is a big red flag for dental health. As a result, bacteria cling to plaque and tartar on the teeth surfaces. The bacteria then move below your gum line, where the toothbrush and floss cannot reach. These dangerous bacteria cause infection, bone loss, and tooth loss by breaking down the tissues supporting your teeth. This leads to poor oral health, eventually making way for gum disease.
Regular oral hygiene which involves brushing twice a day, flossing and mouthwashing is important for good oral health, especially for young individuals. Some people are more genetically prone to develop Periodontitis if their biological parents are a carrier of the condition.
Symptoms of Periodontitis
Some of the common symptoms of Periodontitis are:
- Reddish or purplish gums.
- Swollen gums.
- Gums that bleed easily.
- Tender gums.
- Bad breath.
- Pus (infection) around your gum line.
- Loose teeth.
- Tooth loss.
- Gum recession (when your gums pull away from your teeth).
- Pain when chewing.
- New gaps or spaces between your teeth.
- Changes in the way your teeth fit together.
Prevention and the Role of Dental Implants in Periodontal Disease
Gum disease can be prevented with regular dental cleanings and good oral hygiene habits at home. People who are more prone to periodontal issues may require frequent cleaning than those without the condition. A dental professional would be in a better position to advise on how often the cleanings are to be done to maintain good oral health.
Patients with gum disease are more prone than others to lose their teeth, and dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing or damaged teeth. People with the condition often wonder if they’re suitable candidates for dental implants. So here’s the good news! Dental implants can treat periodontal issues.
Some of the key benefits of getting dental implants are:
- They can replace teeth that have been lost due to periodontal disease.
- Implants aid in providing support for replacement teeth and enhance chewing function, preventing further tooth loss.
- Dental implants help preserve the jawbone and stop further periodontal disease-related jawbone degeneration.
- Dental implants give people an aesthetic smile, restoring their confidence.
- With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years.
Studies have shown high levels of success and durability by using dental implants when maintained well. The placement and design of dental implants, and the experience of dental professional counts which tells the effectiveness of the implant therapy. If you’re someone considering dental implants, then Dr. Sudhakar Reddy is the right dental professional who specializes in replacements and dental Implants in severe cases at Dr. Sudhakara Reddy’s Dental Implant Studio in Bangalore. Because behind every bright smile, there lies the hand of a true professional.