Parodontology

Parodontitis is caused by a bacterial inflammation in the tissue that surrounds and fixes the teeth. The first warning sign is bleeding from your gums when you brush your teeth. More severe cases of tooth loss can demand treatment by specialists.

Typical symptoms

The first warning sign is bleeding from your gums when you brush your teeth. The gums swell up and become sore and red. You have inflamed gums, known as gingivitis. The inflammation is due to not having been able to keep the teeth clean from bacteria causing plaque to form. Healthy gums don’t bleed. Healthy gums have a slightly pink color and tight seals fixing the teeth.

How to protect yourself against periodontitis:

Brush your teeth carefully morning and evening. Clean between your teeth with proper tools. Talk to your dentist or dental hygienist and you will be told which tools are suitable for you.
Go to the dentist on a regular basis. At least every second year to have your teeth examined and dental calculus cleaned up.

You should seek treatment if:

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth.
When your gums continue bleeding after around a week of flossing.
If any of your parents have problems with periodontitis you should be extra careful since the risk appears to be hereditary.

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