What is Aggressive Periodontitis? If gingivitis goes untreated for long, it becomes Periodontitis, which results in teeth loosening around the gum and eventually falling off when the condition becomes dire. Healthy gums are a pale pink, and the teeth fit snugly in them.
If this isn't the case, then you may need to worry seeing as you may be predisposed to periodontitis. Aggressive Periodontitis only affects a handful of people, and it tends to be hereditary. If left untreated, it could result in the loss of all your teeth.
Indications Of The Condition
Change in the color of the gum is a good indicator. We noted above that healthy gum is a pale pink, but an infected gum is bright red or purplish. If you note this to be the case, you may want to seek medical attention immediately.
Bad breath, even when you have brushed your teeth could be an indication of something more severe. Painful teeth and a change in the way they fit in your mouth could also be a cause for alarm.
In some cases, some people notice swollen and painful gum. The gum could also bleed easily and feel tender to the touch, making it almost impossible to clean. If left untreated, the gum will start receding, making teeth look longer. All these are indications of aggressive periodontitis.
Causes of Aggressive PeriodontitisPeriodontitis advances to the aggressive status when left untreated. In most cases, aggressive periodontitis is seen to be genetic as it affects people of the same family. If not genetic, it is a culmination of poor dental practices.
Poor diet combined with lack of teeth brushing and flossing and even vices such as cigarette smoking could cause this severe condition. Aggressive periodontitis is not impossible to treat. The secret is to book an appointment with the dentist before it escalates.
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