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Stage of periodontal disease


The periodontium is the set of tissues around our teeth that are affected by periodontal disease. The disease begins with Gingivitis. If it is not treated in time, patients evolve into progressive and destructive periodontitis. If 50% of tooth loss is due to cavities, 35% will be due to periodontitis. In the United States, 1 in 5 people suffers from periodontitis.

Periodontal disease is an infection caused by microorganisms that colonize the tooth surface, above and below the gum margin. It has been estimated 700 species of bacteria can colonize in the mouth. On each tooth there may be millions of bacteria living day by day. Microorganisms are introduced into our periodontium. In certain cases, they overgrow and destroy our periodontium.

The bacteria, plaque, or calculus that can form over time. To prevent periodontal disease, it is better to have a good daily brushing technique and a follow-up. All this routine and behavior will help you keep your teeth in your mouth. It will prevent you from having major dental problems, have a better lifestyle. In the long term, it will avoid higher costs in dental treatments.

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