Aggressive Periodontitis


Aggressive Periodontitis is a type of periodontal disease that often affects people who are 30 years old or younger. There are times when a patient may be older than this age.

What are the signs of Aggressive Periodontitis?

If you experience any bone destruction in the mouth area this might be aggressive periodontitis. Other signs include amount of inflamed gums that sometimes you feel your teeth are loos. You may also experience pain even when brushing, you might also have pus between teeth.  You also suffer from bad breath, and even when you brush properly you still have bad breath.

Even if you are healthy, you may still suffer from aggressive periodontitis.

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There are two classifications of Aggressive Periodontitis:

  1. Localizes Aggressive Periodontitis
  2. Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis

What’s the difference between the two?

Localized Aggressive Periodontitis is characterizes by:

  • Often happens during the age of puberty, thus it is often referred to as juvenile periodontitis
  • A dull radiating pain may be felt when you chew
  • inflamed gums, bleeding, and even pocketing
  • Attachment loss on at least two permanent teeth, one of which is a first molar
  • Plaque present is minimal when compared to the periodontal destruction

Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis is characterized by:

  • Recurring periodontal distraction
  • More bones are destructed
  • Affects at least three permanent teeth
  • Affects people who are 30 years old or younger
  • Small amounts of plaque

How can it be treated?

For treatment of Aggressive Periodontitis,  you would need to visit the dental clinic.  Your dentist will then perform surgical debridement and prescribe necessary antibiotics for the fast recovery of your teeth and gums.

If necessary, the dentist may even perform a regenerative therapy with bone grafting procedures.


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