Periodontitis

Periodontitis is the inflammation of the structures that support a tooth, which includes the bones, gums, and ligaments. This inflammation is caused by bacteria in the mouth, which can result in bone destruction, and eventually, the affected tooth falls off. It can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene.

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I am a 32-year-old male with chronic periodontitis. Does this affect my lifespan?

Query: Hi,I am a 32-year-old male, and I recently had a scaling and root planning done for mild to moderate periodontitis. It also included a laser treatment as I had bleeding gums. My gum pockets were mostly of 3 mm, and three to four teeth had pockets of 5 mm to 6 mm. I am experiencing bleeding even thou...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Do not worry, and periodontitis will not affect your lifespan though it will have the potential to cause systemic diseases. It means it is a risk factor for developing generalized health conditions. The mouth is a mirror ...  Read Full »

I have sore and bleeding gums on the upper right side. How can I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have sore bleeding gums on the upper right side of my mouth. It started mild about a month ago, but it has gotten worse over the past few days. Is this gingivitis? I have a problem with food getting stuck in between my teeth in the same area for a while. What can I do? Please help. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You have severe gingivitis and probably periodontitis at this stage. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums basically either due to food lodgement or calculus deposits present within th...  Read Full »

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