Periodontitis – a disease in which inflamed tissues (periodontal), surrounding the tooth root. In essence, this is the stage of the disease that occurs after caries and pulpitis. The periodontium is damaged by toxins that secrete bacteria, resulting in an increasing gap between the tooth and the bone all the time. If periodontitis is not treated, and this disease often proceeds without any symptoms until the very last stage, then surely over time the tooth will fall or very much shakes. Only at the last stage of periodontitis appears increasing sharp pain of a permanent nature. At the same time, she has an irradiated character, that is, is not localized in one place, but as it flows in different directions from the tooth. Often patients with periodontitis, at the last stage, note the feeling of “grown” tooth.
Periodontitis requires more treatment than pulpitis, therefore, it is easier to avoid it, in time to heal the banal caries, or even better – to provide timely prevention, without giving the opportunity to develop, even a caries!