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Periodontitis / Pyorrhea / Periodontal Gingivitis

Written by Avinash Ramani, M.S. (Biotechnology)  | Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on May 14, 2022
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Periodontitis, also known as pyorrhea or periodontal gingivitis, is an infection that causes inflammation of ligament tissues that surround and support the teeth.

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Periodontium refers to the specialized tissues that surround and support the teeth, and fix them to the jaws.

Untreated periodontitis causes progressive loss of alveolar bones leading to loosening and loss of teeth. Periodontitis(except as gingivitis) is a destructive periodontal disease since the damage caused is irreversible.

Periodontitis Causes

The bacteria in the mouth, along with mucus and other particles, constantly produce a sticky, “plaque” on teeth. Effective brushing and flossing helps in getting rid of the “plaque. However, improper brushing and poor oral hygiene can cause accumulation of plaque that can eventually harden and form“tartar”. The bacteria in tartar produce toxins to cause inflammation of the gums, called gingivitis.

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The bones and connective tissues(ligaments) that support teeth break down and get destroyed due to our body’s natural immune response to fight these infectious bacterial toxins. This causes loosening of the teeth and eventually needs to be removed.

Periodontitis is classified in 7 categories as follows:

  1. Gingivitis
  2. Chronic periodontitis
  3. Aggressive periodontitis
  4. Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic disease
  5. Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis/periodontitis
  6. Abscesses of the periodontium
  7. Combined periodontic-endodontic lesions

The categories 2-7 necessitate a dentist’s intervention.

References:

  1. Periodontitis - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001059.htm)
  2. Periodontal (Gum) Disease - (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/GumDiseases/PeriodontalGumDisease.htm)

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OralMax Gum Disease Treatment can help you with bleeding gums, inflammation, sensitivity and dental mobility.
Can help stop bone loss and reduce the dental mobility from grade 2 to grade 0 (Miller's Classification).

All this thanks to the tannin acids (astringent) naturally obtained from different quercus species evaluated and recognized as an effective substance against bleeding gums, inflammation and dental mobility in diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

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