Periodontal disease is the second stage of Gingivitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums due to the accumulation of bacteria and plaque. A later stage of this condition leads to a severe gum disease known as periodontal disease.
What causes periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is a severe inflammatory condition of the gums, ligaments, and bones of the mouth. The inflammation sets out as bacteria start to grow. Accumulation of bacteria leads to swelling of the gums that gradually separates itself from the teeth. This leads to tiny pockets in the gums. As plaque start to grow, it contaminates the gums and leads to infection. The first sign of the onset of the periodontal disease is when patients begin to notice blood as they brush their teeth. As the gums are swollen, it will be easy for them to drift apart from the teeth as we brush.
What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is a serious condition. If not dealt with earlier, the disease can lead to other health problems such as cardiovascular disorder and diabetes.
Here are some of the early signs of the disease that will help us to identify it:
- Gums that are swollen.
- Bleeding while brushing the teeth.
- Unpleasant smell from the mouth.
- Development of pus between gum and teeth.
- Loose gums.
How to treat periodontal disease?
Galan dental provides patients with a pain-free laser solution to treat periodontal disease.
LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure)
Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure is a new advance in the field of dentistry that is a non-surgical method opted by dentists to treat gum disease. This is the only laser dental treatment was approved by the FDA.
LANAP is different from the rest as its procedure involves:
- High accuracy and precision in the results.
- Destroys zero healthy tissues in the mouth.
- Damages and eliminates infection-causing bacteria.
- Provides growth of new bones.
- Reattaching gums to their correct position.
- No surgeries.
This method is known to be the most effective procedure that can help destroy the infection that causes periodontal disease.