Periodontal Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment in Manchester

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Periodontal Disease also known as gum disease is a condition where the gum line is inflamed affecting the bone and tissues of the teeth. If the disease progress this may lead to periodontal; one of the primary cause of teeth lose. At Manchester Smiles, we offer Periodontal Therapy to prevent further complications and restore the health of patient’s gums.


Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal Disease Symptoms:

Unlike other dental problems, gum disease can be painless which makes it harder to notice. Symptoms of Periodontal Disease are the following:

  • Bleeding, red, swelling and tender gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Formation of deep pockets
  • Loose teeth
  • Change in bite


Periodontal Disease Causes:

Bacterial plaque is the main cause of periodontal disease. However, several factors may also increase the risk or worsen the condition that is already present. Here are some of the factors:

Bad Habits

  • Habits like smoking can worsen current problems in the gums while making it harder for the tissues to heal.

Poor Dental Hygiene Practices

  • Not brushing and flossing could allow the bacteria to increase and infect the gums.


  • Saliva has a protective effect on the teeth and gums, and some medications lessen the salivary flow. Also, some drugs could cause abnormal growth of gum tissue.

Excessive Teeth Grinding and Clenching

  • Grinding and clenching can’t directly cause periodontal disease, but they can worsen the inflammation. Too much force from grinding and clenching speeds up the breakdown of the bone and periodontal ligament.


Periodontal Therapy

The treatment plan will be created after the evaluation of the gums, and the supporting tissues are done. Various treatment such as cleaning, scaling and root planing and deep scaling can be used. However, the treatment depends on the cause of the problem to suit the exact needs of the patient.

The periodontal expert may conduct root planing and scaling. The procedure includes a thorough cleaning of the periodontal pockets to eliminate tartar. After cleaning, the roots of the teeth will be smoothened to prevent bacteria.

The patient may need additional treatments or periodontal surgery depending on the condition.


If you experience early signs of periodontal disease, like your sudden bleeding of gums, bad breath, loss teeth or separate teeth, contact our office at Manchester Smiles for Periodontal Treatment in Manchester. Our dental office is located at 168 Spencer Street Manchester, CT 06040.