A periodontist is a dental specialist who undergoes additional training and education in maintaining the health of the gums and surrounding periodontal tissue.
Adult Conditions and Characteristics
Some of the common dental problems in adults include dry mouth, dental caries, gum disease, and periodontal breakdown.
Menopause accompanies sudden changes in the hormone level which affects our oral health such as dry mouth, periodontal disease, bone loss, burning mouth syndrome, and gum infection.
Rheumatoid arthritis often affects the gums and periodontal tissues. One of the critical connections is the antibody reaction to citrullinated proteins generated by periodontal disease, causing bacteria called porphyromonas gingivalis.
Diabetes compromises the resistance of oral tissues to infections, which increases the susceptibility to periodontal disease.
Gingivitis is mild for periodontitis. Treatment of periodontitis or periodontal disease includes scaling, medicines and some surgical procedures for advanced cases.