Periodontitis is a disease that is caused by untreated advanced stages of gingivitis. This disease is the result of bacteria growth that eventually spreads and grows underneath the gum line. It results in irritation caused by toxins that produce chronic inflammatory response. As the disease further progresses it can eventually cause tooth loss. There are different types of periodontitis worth considering. For example, aggressive periodontitis is a common type of this disease that occurs in generally otherwise healthy individuals. It results in eventual bone destruction. Conversely, chronic periodontitis is more progressive in nature .
A Range of Diseases That Can Actually Cause Periodontitis To Occur
It is typically the kind of periodontitis that produces pocket formations and recession of the gums. The good news is that this type of periodontitis is completely preventable and even reversible. In other instances there are a range of diseases that can actually cause periodontitis to occur. In this situation it most often occurs at almost any age. Everything from respiratory disease to heart disease and diabetes can all contribute to the development of gingivitis and eventually periodontitis .
High Probability of Reversing Periodontitis
Finally, necrotizing periodontal disease is a manifestation of the disease that is associated with necrosis of gingival tissues. In this particular type of periodontal disease, it is more frequently found in those with weakened immune systems or those who have advanced stages of malnutrition. Whatever the type of periodontitis that a patient may be dealing with, one thing is sure and that is that this condition must be treated as soon as possible. With a high probability of being able to reverse periodontitis it is well worth taking the time to explore all options when periodontitis has been diagnosed . Contact your dentist in Walnut Creek, Dr Darvishzadeh at Walnut Creek Dental today to learn more about gum disease, gingivitis and periodontitis.