Just because they’re at young ages doesn’t mean that children and teenagers aren’t susceptible to gum disease. Periodontal diseases can easily strike youngsters. Teens are at a greater risk for periodontal disease because of the hormonal changes that accompany puberty. Progesterone and estrogen deliver more blood circulation to the gums, which can heighten the gums’ reaction to irritations such as sugar, plaque and leftover food particles.
Pedodontists, also known as pediatric dentists, are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums and mouth throughout the stages of childhood. At the office of Jungle Dental, we pride ourselves on our high standards of service and building strong doctor-patient relationships. You can be confident that we will treat your child using expert knowledge and skills.
These oral diseases are not uncommon in children.
Chronic gingivitis. It makes gums swell, turn very red and bleed easily. Using a regular regime of brushing, flossing and professional dental care, chronic gingivitis is avoidable and treatable. If it isn’t attended to, however, it can turn into a more intense type of periodontal disease.
Aggressive periodontitis. This disorder targets the first molars and incisors of teens and young adults. Aggressive periodontitis attacks and eats into the alveolar bone,which is the all-important thick ridge of jaw bone that holds tooth sockets.
Generalized aggressive periodontitis. It tends to start around puberty and is characterized by gum irritation, and a lot of plaque and calculus (calcified dental plaque). This kind of periodontitis can make teeth loose.
In addition to teaching your child excellent oral health habits, it’s wise to check his or her mouth for bad breath and gums that are bleeding, swollen, receding or exceedingly red.
At the office of Jungle Dental, you can feel sure that we have thorough and expert proficiency regarding any treatments your child needs. For more information about how we can help your child, please don’t hesitate to call today for an appointment.
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November 29, 2023
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