What is pyorrhea?
Pyorrhea or periodontitis is a purulent inflammation of the tissues of the roots of the teeth. (The teeth sockets formed by the bones and ligaments upholding the teeth).
Pyorrhea is the first cause of dental loss in adults.
Symptoms of pyorrhea
Sometimes it does not present any symptoms. However, the main symptoms of pyorrhea are:
– Pus draining from the gums.
– Infection of the jaw bones.
– Bad taste in the mouth
– Bad breath.
– Itching and irritation of the gums.
– Bright red or purple tender gums.
– Swollen and bleeding gums
Causes of pyorrhea
Pyorrhea is generally produced as a result of an untreated gums inflammation (gingivitis). This inflammation expands from the gingiva (gums) to the bones and ligaments that support the teeth, causing a cavity between the teeth and the gums where a tooth plaque is formed.
Many microorganisms take profit of this situation to infect the zone. Because of the inflammation and infection, the bones supporting the teeth are being destroyed.
The following factors can predispose to pyorrhea:
– Lack of oral hygiene. (lack of daily brushing and flossing)
– Poor circulation of the blood vessels in the gums.
– Improper diet (Too much sugar in the diet)
– Improper habits (Smoking or drinking alcohol)
How to prevent pyorrhea
The following advices could be very useful in order to prevent pyorrhea:
– Go to the dentist to remove your dental plaque regularly.
– Brush and floss your teeth properly. Do these actions gently with suitable toothbrush and dental thread.
– Use appropriate diet: do not abuse of sugars. Do not eat between meals.
– Avoid smoking.
Diagnosis and treatment of pyorrhea
Improper treatment of pyorrhea could lead to of tooth loss in grown up people.
You have to visit your dentist who will be able to diagnose what are the real causes of your pyorrhea and how to treat it properly.Treatment requires the removal of dental plaque and pockets from inflamed gums. With the suitable daily teeth cleaning and proper medication, your teeth inflammation and bleeding should be solved in a couple of weeks.
X rays could be necessary in order to obtain a proper diagnosis of the bones under your teeth. Some patients may be required to attend surgery for tooth removal when necessary.
You should brush and floss your teeth thoroughly, and visit your dentist regularly if you want to avoid pyorrhea to come back again.
The natural treatment of pyorrhea involves using a series of natural remedies that can help treat or prevent this dental disorder.
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