In this video, board certified periodontist Dr. Vikas Mittle discusses how to treat and reverse periodontal disease which is the build up of plaque and bacteria on your teeth which leads to bleeding gums, pain and swelling, bone loss, etc.
Do You Have Periodontal Disease? Then Watch This Video ASAP!
Periodontal disease is a serious infection of your gums and your bones. It’s the number one reason for tooth loss in this country. Why does it happen? It’s really because of plague and bacteria. It’s the bacteria that causes inflammation of your own body, but your body is doing the right thing because it wants to kill the bacteria. But, in essence, it’s your own body, along with the bacteria, that’s causing all that bone loss around your teeth.
Bone is what anchors your teeth into place, so when you start get bone loss you start losing the support of your teeth. They become loose and they fall out and it’s really because of the plaque and the bacteria that are underneath your gum tissue, along with your own body doing what it needs to do. If we can remove all the plague and bacteria from underneath your gum tissue we cannot necessarily reverse it, but we can actually grow back some of the bone that you lost from this infection.
Whether it be from deep cleaning, whether we need to do any surgical cleanings, we can actually do all that stuff right here in the office. We numb you up the same way you would get a filling and we do the work. You could go to work the same day. But it’s very important for us to remove all this plague and bacteria so not only can we keep your teeth in longer, but more importantly, that infection doesn’t spread throughout the rest of your body.
That’s very important because periodontal disease is now associated with some of the systemic problems. Heart disease, liver problems, kidney problems, premature births, they’re all associated with periodontal disease. Why? Because of the fact that it’s all inflammatory disease. If we can treat the periodontal disease, you can decrease your diabetes and some of the other systemic disorders that I just mentioned and vice versa. So they’re all interconnected. The mouth is no longer separate from the body. It’s all connected.
If you have any questions regarding periodontal disease, systemic health problems associated with periodontal disease, please call us at the number below for a complimentary consultation and see how I can help you.