Are there Types of Periodontal Disease?
Yes, there is more than one type of periodontal disease, and in this article, the five major types are discussed. In general, periodontal disease is any infection of the mouth that can lead to the destruction of the gums, jawbone, and teeth, while being causal factors in secondary illnesses such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and chronic joint inflammation to name a few.
The bottom line is, one should not wish periodontal disease on anyone. It is nasty stuff, and there is no need to get the periodontal disease with proper dental checkups and dental hygiene.
That being said, about 50 percent of all Americans suffer from one form of periodontal disease or other. And this article will hopefully be enough to convince you to get a regular checkup from your Wichita Falls dental specialist in periodontal diseases, Dr. William S. Neale, and to practice proper dental hygiene. Dr. William S. Neale would love to help keep you with a sparkling smile.
General Development of Periodontal Disease
The periodontal disease ranges from having swelling and reddening of the gums, to the extreme of having the jawbone destroyed and teeth falling out due to a lack of any support structure in the mouth. Like most infections, the periodontal disease starts out small, but left unattended, progresses to Gingivitis, and then to full-blown periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease and its onslaught is not something to be taken lightly. It is a serious disease that can cause deformations of the mouth and loss of the gums, jawbone, and teeth, as well as, can be a causal factor in many other major and dangerous body conditions.
Don’t let this happen to you, contact the periodontal specialist in Wichita Falls for an appointment, even if you do not think you have periodontal disease. Dr. William S. Neale will check you out, with the objective of prevention is always better than the cure.
Types of Periodontal Disease
As mentioned above, make an appointment to see Dr. William S. Neale about periodontal disease, even if you do not think you are affected. Dr. Neale will be happy to show you continued good dental hygiene, but if you find you have periodontal disease, immediate treatment will be required to stop the advancement of the disease and hopefully save your jawbone and teeth.
Following are five varieties of periodontal disease that can affect you.
Gingivitis is the most moderate form of periodontal disease. Many are familiar with Gingivitis, which is characterized by red and swollen gums that sometimes bleed when the teeth are brushed. In this state, the disease is quickly stopped and the damage, if there was any to the gums, can be reversed by the normal healing function of the body.
Chronic Periodontal Disease
The chronic periodontal disease is most common in people over 45 years of age. It is caused by debris such as plaque and tartar building up below the gum line, causing an increased infection of Spirochetes bacterium that attacks the gums, the jawbone structure, and the teeth. It may be that the teeth appear to grow, but this visual impact is the result of the gums receding, and unfortunately, the effects, unlike having Gingivitis, cannot be reversed.
Following stopping periodontal disease, the damage may be repaired by a skilled periodontal disease specialist, and in the Wichita Falls area, look to Dr. William S. Neale, who is fully qualified to perform any periodontal treatments required.
Dr. Neale has three years of additional dental training that allows him to undertake all procedures available to a dentist, in addition to the periodontal treatments, which a dentist is not qualified to undertake. For peace of mind that you are getting the best examination and treatment, contact Dr. Neale today by clicking on this Contact Form and get a special offer for your initial appointment. Or, contact Dr. Neale by calling his office at (940) 322-0758.
Aggressive Periodontal Disease
Dr. Neale hopes that you never let the periodontal disease progress to the stage of being at the aggressive stage. This is characterized by rapid gum loss, destruction of the jawbone, and a rapid transfer of Spirochetes bacterium to the remainder of the body that can be a causal factor in a number of serious medical conditions.
Aggressive periodontal disease is very difficult to treat. It will probably require rapid surgical procedures to save the jawbone and teeth, and will require much more aggressive treatments such as root planning, scaling, and laser procedures. All of these, Dr. Neale is eminently qualified to perform.
Systemic Condition Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease can be a causal factor in a number of other serious medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and chronic joint inflammation, which can, in fact, magnify the periodontal disease condition. It is a vicious cycle, where each can be an impact the other, and left untreated the periodontal disease can quickly reach the aggressive stage described above.
Necrotizing Periodontal Disease
This periodontal disease is where infection leads to the destruction of the ligaments holding the teeth in their sockets. The gums become destroyed, as well as the teeth, and ultimately the jawbone can be affected. This disease attacks rapidly, worsening if left untreated. Necrotizing periodontal disease is most prevalent amongst people who are affected by HIV, face malnutrition, and chronic stress or are smokers.
Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls Texas is eminently qualified as a practicing periodontal disease specialist, to respond to your concerns and your questions. Contact Dr. Neale today to arrange a check-up of your mouth and teeth. Click on this Contact Form to take advantage of his special offer, and you can see what others say about Dr. Neale’s treatments. You may also contact Dr. Neale by telephone at (940) 322-0758. He will be more than happy to provide you with a professional periodontal examination.
Don’t let periodontal disease affect you. Make an appointment today to see Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls, Texas.