PYORRHEA : Don’t let it affect your confidence

Pyorrhea also called as periodontitis is a common inflammatory disease affecting the periodontium. Periodontitis involves progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth. Periodontitis is caused by microorganisms that adhere to and grow on the tooth’s surfaces, along with an over-aggressive immune response against these microorganisms.

Symptoms of Pyorrhea:

Pus discharge from gums
Swollen gums
Halitosis i.e bad breath
Tooth Mobility
Loss of teeth in severe cases

Treatment of Pyorrhea:
Control of Infection with antibiotics
Maintaining good oral hygiene
Scaling and root plaining
Local curettage
Mouthwash

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