Parodontology is a branch of dental medicine that deals with treatment of the supporting tooth structures (bone, cement, periodoncium, gingiva) and keeps developing every day. Lumident Studio dental office specializes in the field of parodontology, so if you notice any symptoms of tooth or gum disease, feel free to contact our office professional who specializes in periodontal diseases. Today, modern treatment methods together with parodontology specialist can yield exceptional results and make the treatment of periodontitis easier and more successful than before.
What Is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a chronic infection that spreads through the gums and supporting bones, which can lead to the loss of teeth. The main cause of periodontitis is a great number of bacteria that live in out mouths and multiply due to poor and insufficient hygiene. A lot of people today have this problem and it is the most common cause of tooth loss. Periodontitis is a sneaky disease. It is a disease that often goes unnoticed due to mild symptoms.
If you noticed some symptoms of the disease on your teeth or gums, make sure you visit a doctor, that is, a parodontology specialist in our office.
Causes of Periodontitis
Food residues are among the most common causes of periodontitis. This happens when leftover food gets stuck between teeth and penetrates deeper tissue, which results in breeding grounds for countless bacteria. Food residue doesn't happen inside a healthy mouth because the normal shape of the teeth and their interaction doesn't allow it to happen.
There are a number of reasons why food residues happen and some of the most common causes are:
- loss of teeth that leads to movement or dislocation of other teeth. This affects the whole sequence by breaking off the contact between teeth.
- inadequate fillings and prosthetics can also affect the teeth and result in food residue.
- tooth abrasion - the loss of hard tooth substances can also result in food residue.
Bad habits can also contribute to the development of periodontitis. Some of these bad habits include:
- Chewing food on just one side of the mouth. This is a habit that happens mainly due to some pain or missing teeth on one side of the jaw. Because of that, there's no self-cleaning mechanism on the side that's not used. This results in dental deposits and plaque, ultimately leading to periodontitis.
- Breathing solely through one's mouth can also lead to periodontitis. When the patient is unable to breathe through his nose, he choose to breathe through mouth which dries out gingiva. Because of that, microorganisms breed faster, speeding up the inflammation process.
- Consuming only soft or liquid food can also lead to periodontitis, because the food is not abrasive enough and there's no self-cleaning mechanisms at work.
- Smoking reduces the normal blood supply of the tissue that lowers the natural self-defense of the organism and results in periodontitis.