A quiet disease with little or no symptoms at the onset, periodontal disease starts as gingivitis — but when it goes untreated, conditions worsen and noticeable symptoms appear. They include:
- Bad Breath
- Gum Recession
- Gum Sensitivity to Acidic Foods
- Tooth Pain
- Tooth Loss
Periodontal disease is a chronic condition that needs immediate attention. Treatment to control the condition includes a series of periodontal cleanings, root planing and scaling, laser therapy and local antibiotics. Surgery may be necessary, but only in severe cases.
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