Periodontics dentistry is a specialized field that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. This chronic inflammatory condition affects the gums and the supporting bone structure of the teeth. Knowing when to visit a Periodontist is crucial, and there are certain signs and symptoms to watch out for, including:
1. Red, swollen, or tender gums, along with pain in the mouth.
2. Bleeding that occurs while brushing, flossing, or when consuming certain foods.
3. Gum recession or the appearance of gums pulling away from the teeth, leading to an elongated tooth appearance.
4. Loose teeth.
5. Persistent bad breath.