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What is Aggressive Periodontitis?

Aggressive periodontitis is a special form of gum disease that usually occurs in young people. This condition causes rapid progressive loss of gums and jawbone. Symptoms of aggressive periodontitis include receding gums, increased interdental spaces, loose teeth and bad breath. There is often a familial predisposition to the disease and immune system factors may also play a role. Early diagnosis and treatment are important in protecting the teeth and gums. Therefore, it is important to consult a dentist when symptoms of aggressive periodontitis are recognized.

What is Aggressive Periodontitis?

Aggressive periodontitis is a specific gum disease that usually occurs at a young age. This disease leads to rapid recession of the gums and loss of the jawbone. Although the exact cause of aggressive periodontitis has not been determined, genetic factors and immune system responses are thought to play a role. It is also thought that certain types of bacteria may trigger the disease as a result of imbalances in the oral flora. However, it is likely that multiple factors come together in the development of this disease. Symptoms of aggressive periodontitis can include receding gums, loose teeth, increased gaps between teeth and bad breath. Early detection and effective treatment are vital in protecting teeth and gums.

What are the Symptoms of Aggressive Periodontitis?

Aggressive periodontitis is a rapidly progressive gum disease whose symptoms can include:

Gum recession: The gums may appear to recede or recede more than normal.

Increased gaps between teeth: Significant gaps can occur between teeth.

Shaking teeth: Teeth may wobble or move out of place.

Mouth odor: Continuous bad breath may be felt.

Red and swollen gums: The gums can become red and swollen.

Bleeding gums: Blood may come from the gums during tooth brushing or flossing.

It is important to consult a dentist when these symptoms are recognized. Early diagnosis and treatment play a critical role in protecting teeth and gums.

Aggressive Periodontitis Treatment

Treatment of aggressive periodontitis often requires a multidisciplinary approach and may include the following steps:

Professional Cleaning: A dentist or periodontist cleans tooth surfaces and gums to reduce bacterial buildup.

Surgical Interventions:

Tooth Scale Removal: Tooth stones are mineralizations that accumulate on tooth surfaces. These can irritate the gums and provide a breeding ground for bacterial buildup. Professional scaling is important.

Antibiotic Treatment: In some cases, oral antibiotics or systemic antibiotics may be prescribed. This can help reduce the bacterial load.

Regular Checkups: It is important to visit the dentist or periodontist for regular checkups after treatment.

Home Care: Paying attention to good oral hygiene, such as brushing, flossing and tongue cleaning, improves the success of treatment.

Avoid Smoking and Tobacco Products: These substances have a negative impact on periodontal health. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid such products.

Treatment of aggressive periodontitis can vary depending on the level and extent of the disease. A specialist dentist or periodontologist will assess the individual's condition and determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Creation Date:26 October 2023