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Everything you need to know about Pyorrhea and its treatment

Pyorrhea is the beginning of the wrecking of the periodontium tissue that retains the teeth in the gums and jawbone

Everything you need to know about Pyorrhea and its treatment

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The term 'pyorrhea' originates from the Greek words 'Discharge of Pus'. Pyorrhea, eminently known as periodontitis, is a multifactorial ailment that directly influences oral gums and the bone present in them. Pyorrhea, which is bacterial as well as the outcome of advanced or untreated gingivitis, stimulates the organ periodontium holding up the teeth and is composed of bone, ligament, and gingiva.

Pyorrhea is the beginning of the wrecking of the periodontium tissue that retains the teeth in the gums and jawbone. Here are certain most prominent types of Pyorrhea:

1. Chronic Pyorrhea: A type of pyorrhea caused by progressive plaque buildup, which then gives a way to gum recession and bone worsening. This can get deteriorated on the grounds of how quickly it has been treated.

2. Aggressive Pyorrhea: It is a hereditary type of Pyorrhea, which has a requirement for the infected family to get checked too if the affected has been suffering from it.

3. Necrotizing Pyorrhea: This is the worst type of pyorrhea inclusive of the death of even gum tissue, supporting bone, and tooth ligaments acquired by lack of blood supply, resulting in dreadful infection eventually.

So what are now the common reasons for pyorrhea?

Poor dental habits, which include irregular brushing and flossing, allow bacteria to grow quickly. Flossing should be a highly crucial part of your dental hygiene as it aids in scraping the plaque and the leftovers of rotting food just between the spaces of your teeth which are responsible for bacteria growth. Periodontal Destruction is caused by the destruction of the periodontium tissue that keeps the teeth anchored to the gums and jawbone. Improper dental hygiene is what kills this tissue. Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease, plague when left untreated causes gingivitis, which is the mildest form of periodontal disease. This condition is defined as inflammation and irritation of the gum around the base of the teeth. Smoking tobacco is also one of the causes of developing pyorrhea or periodontitis.

Methods to treat Pyorrhea:

Brushing: Move the brush in a circular pattern and do it thoroughly but gently instead of roughly and irregularly. Brush at least 2-3 minutes daily and don't forget to regularly change your toothbrush every 3-4 months.

Flossing: Use a length of floss on each individual tooth and then scrape not only the stuck bits of food but also the plaque on the tooth surface until each tooth has been properly flossed.

Mouthwash: Swill mouthwash in your mouth for at least 30 seconds before spitting it out. Ideally, you should use an antiseptic mouthwash and use it after brushing and flossing. It also gets rid of bad breath.

Home-Made Remedies: Onion also helps treat the symptoms of both gingivitis and periodontal disease. You can also eat fruits enriched with Vitamin C, such as lemon and guava. Lemon prevents gum inflammation as well.

The best course of action is regular dental checkups. Meet your dentist if you have persistent bleeding or swelling of your gums or notice loose teeth. The outlook is good if the disease is recognized early and treatment availed. Once bone loss occurs, the results depend on the severity of the loss. Quit smoking as it's very important for periodontal therapy to be successful. Lifelong maintenance is desirable once the disease is controlled.

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