Your Poor Dental Hygiene Can Lead To PYORRHEA (Gum Infection). Know More About It From Dr. Ankit Kumar.

Medishala talked to Dr. Ankit Kumar, one of the best dentists in Patna about Pyorrhea and here is what he has to say:

What Is Pyorrhea??

Pyorrhea commonly known as Periodontitis is one of the most common dental problems faced by many of us. Periodontitis is a major gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis can even cause teeth to loosen or lead to tooth loss if not taken proper care. This types of conditions occur when the tissues called the periodontium, surrounding and supporting the teeth get affected by the infection. If this condition if left untreated an individual will start losing teeth.

The main reason why this happens is because of the lack of proper dental and oral hygiene which helps the bacteria to stick to the tooth which keeps deteriorating our teeth and ultimately leading to loss of teeth. The loss of teeth occurs because the patient starts losing the alveolar bone which surrounds the teeth.

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What Are The Signs And Symptoms??

In the starting or the initial phase of this disease, it doesn’t have many visible symptoms but as it starts to progress and grow in larger intensity you need to pay attention to these signs which can be the symptoms of Pyorrhea:

  • The color of the gums will change into Bright red, dusky red or color.
  • The gums will start Swelling or puffy.
  • Bleeding from the Gums very easily.
  • Gums that pull away from your teeth making your teeth look longer than normal teeth.
  • Little visible spaces develop between the teeth.
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus develops in teeth and gums.
  • Pain which chewing food.
  • Teeth will become loose.

What Are The Cause??

  • The main reason for Pyorrhea is the formation of plaque on the teeth of gums inside the mouth, which is nothing but a white and stick layer made up of harmful bacteria which cause damage to the teeth.
  • Another reason is that it is caused by the destruction of periodontium which is the tissue that supports our teeth, this is because of poor dental hygiene. Due to this the bacterial growth increases and eventually plaque formation and ultimately causing damage to teeth.
  • And the final reason can be Gingivitis it is a form of gum disease that causes inflamed gums which loosen the teeth and can lead to teeth loss.

What Are Different Types Of Pyorrhea??

  • Chronic Pyorrhea: It is the most common in all of the other. It is caused by plaque build-up and involves slow disorientation of teeth and gums that may improve and get worse over time but cause the destruction of the gums and bone and loss of teeth if not treated at right time.
  • Aggressive Pyorrhea: It occurs mostly during adolescence. It leads to rapid progression in gums and bone from which teeth are attached. Loss of teeth occurs if not treated at the right time
  • Necrotizing Periodontal Disease: It is characterized by necrosis of gum tissue, ligaments and supporting bone mainly due to lack of blood supply, resulting in severe infection and even teeth loss. This type occurs mainly in the person with very less immune power such as – such as HIV infection, cancer treatment or other cause – malnutrition.

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What Are The Various Risk Factor??

There are various risk factors which can lead to Pyorrhea can damage your teeth permanently if not taken care at the right time:-

  • Having poor dental and oral hygiene.
  • suffering from Gingivitis.
  • Old age can be a reason.
  • Smoking increases the risk of gum infection significantly.
  • Chewing Tabacco.
  • Deficiency of nutrition, including vitamin C.
  • Genetic reason can also lead to Pyorrhea.
  • Substance abuse like us of drugs.
  • Certain diseases can lead to Pyorrhea such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease.
  • Certain Medication can also lead to Pyorrhes.
  • In some conditions, the immunity decreases, such as leukemia, HIV/AIDS and cancer treatment can lead to Pyorrhea.

What Are The Prevention Measures:-

It is Very well said that maintaining a proper and good oral hygiene can protect you from any major and serious gum or teeth problems so in case of any disease or problem related to mouth Prevention is Better Than Cure:-

  • Brushing 2-3 times a day.
  • Flossing Regularly.
  • Mouthwash after eating any meal and brushing.
  • Regular dental visits

With these 4 things, only one can save their teeth from any serious gum and teeth problems.

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It is estimated that around 70% of the whole population is dealing with one or other type of gum or teeth problem if you are also facing any problem related to your mouth gums or teeth book an online appointment from the best and a top dentist listed on Medishala. Book your Online Appointment Today.


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