Periodontal disease - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Alternative names: Periodontitis

Experts in periodontal disease

Julian Bone

Julian Bone

Dentist

Maidstone

Tim Doyle

Tim Doyle

Dentist

Bournemouth

Andrew Michael Hopkins

Andrew Michael Hopkins

Dentist

East Grinstead

Richard Lilleker

Richard Lilleker

Dentist

Basingstoke

Jonathan F Tan

Jonathan F Tan

Dentist, Radiologist

Chelsea

Tejas Trivedi

Tejas Trivedi

Dentist

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Questions about Periodontal disease

Our experts have answered 5 questions about Periodontal disease

What's the difference between Periodontal...

What's the difference between Periodontal disease and periodontitis?

Dr. Richard Lilleker
Dr. Richard Lilleker Dentist Basingstoke
Periodontal disease is the process of irreversible damage to bone and gum around teeth.

Periodontitis is inflammation of the periodontal membrane, a layer around the tooth anchoring it to the jawbone. The inflammation can be due to periodontal disease, and other causes such as a tooth abscess.
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I have heard that when you turn...

I have heard that when you turn 40, you are likely to get periodontal disease? Is this true?

Dr. Richard Lilleker
Dr. Richard Lilleker Dentist Basingstoke
No. Periodontal, or gum disease, has nothing to do with age. The only relevance to age is the fact that gum disease gets progressively worse with time. As it usually takes a few decades for gum disease to become serious the above question can appear to be true.

Put another way, if you do not have gum disease at age 39, you are probably very unlikely to develop it aged 40.
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Is periodontal disease painful...

Is periodontal disease painful?

Dr. Richard Lilleker
Dr. Richard Lilleker Dentist Basingstoke
Periodontal (gum) disease is rarely painful until the advanced stages. At this point periodontal abscesses, loose teeth and inflamed gums can be very painful. As the disease causes irreversible damage to the gums, it can be very difficult to successfully treat advanced gum disease.
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