Periodontitis occurs when you suffer from severe gum disease. It begins when bacteria hiding under your gums start eating away at your jaw bone forming pockets which results in inflammation of gums, ligaments, and bone structure.
It is important that periodontitis is treated as soon as possible to prevent any irreversible damage.
Symptoms of Periodontitis?
There are three stages in which Periodontitis develops:
During the early stages of periodontitis you may have symptoms such as:
- Tooth or gum sensitivity
- Mild bleeding from gums when brushing or flossing
If Stage 1 symptoms are ignored your periodontitis may progress resulting in:
- Teeth becoming loose.
- Throbbing or tightness in your gums
- Severe bleeding from gums when brushing
- Bad breath
Stage 3 is recognised as advanced periodontitis. It is important that you receive treatment as soon as possible to prevent loss of teeth.
- Severe pain from teeth and gums
- Teeth that are very loose
- Blood or pus extruding from your gums
While regular and correct brushing and flossing will help prevent periodontitis it is important that you continue to book regular dental check up and hygiene appointments.