Tag: ‘Periodontal Disease’

Infected gums

Infected gums

Periodontal disease releases toxins into the blood that can lead to serious health risks to develop heart disease, premature childbirth, increasing the risk of stroke, tongue cancer, among others.

Healthy gums are the foundation for teeth, as the foundation of a house. Healthy gums provide the support needed to make your teeth work as intended. However, recent research has identified a link between gum disease and other health problems.

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, causing red, swollen gums that are painful and bleed easily. Gingivitis is the first stage, only affects the gums and is even reversible. If left untreated can lead to more severe conditions.

Periodontitis is a more advanced stage. The gums, bone and other structures that support the teeth are damaged. This painless disease affects gums and bone support around teeth causing mobility and loss. (more…)

Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease

The discovery underscores the importance of pregnant women, even those without other risk factors, maintain good oral health.

According to a study by the University of New York in the United States published in the Journal of Dental Research, pregnant women with periodontal disease, teenage a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, even if they smoke or drink.

The discovery underscores the importance of pregnant women, even those without other risk factors, maintain good oral health.

The study, led by Ananda P. Dasanayake, eliminating smoking and alcohol consumption among a group of 190 pregnant women in Sri Lanka, where a combination of cultural taboos and poverty, preventing women from smoking and drinking. (more…)

Periodontal diseases in children

Periodontal diseases in children

An advanced form of periodontal disease in children, may indicate the condition of early systemic disease.
It is widely believed that periodontal disease is an adult problem, however, studies show that gingivitis
(first stage of the disease), is almost universally in children and adolescents. Although advanced forms of periodontal disease are less common in children than in adults, they can occur, the most common include:

Chronic gingivitis. It is common in children, causes the gums to swell, turn red and bleed easily. It can prevent and treat following a regular routine of brushing, flossing and professional dental care. If not treated, can progress with time into more serious forms of periodontal disease.

Aggressive periodontitis is characterized by inflammation of the gums and large accumulations of plaque and tartar, which over time can cause teeth to become loose. Localized aggressive periodontitis occurs mainly in adolescents and young adults, may close to puberty and involve the entire mouth. The disease mainly affects the first molars and incisors (front). It is characterized by severe loss of alveolar bone. (more…)