Dental pyorrhea, also known as periodontitis, is an inflammatory gum disease that is the result of an accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. This accumulation of bacteria causes what is called plaque, which is a sticky, yellowish film that usually appears between the junction of the gum and the tooth.
The evolution of dental pyorrhea leads, in the worst case, to tooth loss. For this reason, it is very important to go to the dentist before any sign of gum inflammation.
In our dental clinic in Malaga we have specialists with extensive experience and experience in pyorrhea pathologies. Our specialists will assess your situation in a completely personalized way and will assign you an effective treatment for your recovery.
What Causes Dental Pyorrhea?
To know in depth what dental pyorrhea is, we have to know the results are the effects that cause it.
Undoubtedly, the main cause of periodontia is a bad habit of oral hygiene. If we do not carry out the correct dental brushing, it is very likely that the dreaded bacterial plaque will appear between the teeth.
Another of the causative factors of dental pyorrhea is tobacco, smokers are more prone to accumulate bacteria that are harmful to their oral health.
In addition, suffering from diseases such as diabetes or taking some medicines cause inflammation of the gums.
What are the symptoms of dental pyorrhea?
Detecting dental pyorrhea is very simple, since it causes alterations in the mouth and the symptoms are very characteristic.
- Swollen gums
- Gum color dark red, bright red, or purple
- Receding gums
- Frequent gum bleeding
- Bad breath or halitosis
- Tooth movements
- Tooth sensitivity
- Chewing discomfort
If you observe any of these symptoms, it is synonymous with possible dental pyorrhea or periodontitis. To avoid further damage, go to your trusted dentist to analyze, diagnose and treat this disease in time.
If dental pyorrhea is not treated in time, what can cause it?
In addition to all those mentioned above, in the worst case, dental pyorrhea can cause or lead to the destruction of the tooth’s supporting bone, which would mean ending mobility and loss of it.
Can dental pyorrhea be cured?
To guarantee the cure of dental pyorrhea or periodontitis, it is essential to carry out a diagnosis and treatment in time, since otherwise, if the disease is extremely advanced, the most feared outcome by those who suffer from it cannot be avoided: tooth loss.
How can dental pyorrhea be prevented?
Gum disease is a very common disease, for this reason we want to provide the main keys that will help prevent dental pyorrhea.
- We recommend having a good habit of daily dental hygiene at home: brushing your teeth after every meal, using dental floss and mouthwash.
- The use of the electric toothbrush in the place of the manual will allow you to access areas of the mouth with difficult access, which translates into a more exhaustive dental cleaning.
- Pay attention to your mouth and see if plaque has built up between your teeth or if your gums bleed.
- It is highly advisable to perform deep dental cleanings at the hands of a specialist, at least once a year. In the case of people who already have the disease, more cleanings will be needed per year, 2 or 3, depending on each patient.
- Visit your dentist regularly to prevent the development of dental pyorrhea
If you need to carry out a review, at Gross Dentistas we are at your entire disposal. Remember that prevention today will be key to avoiding dental pyorrhea in the future. We carry out all kinds of dental treatments: orthodontics, implants, periodontics, etc.