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7 Symptoms of Pyorrhoea Disease

Learn about the symptoms of pyorrhoea disease, such as bleeding gums and bad breath. Find out how to prevent and treat this condition for better oral health.

  • 27 Feb 2024
  • 2 min read

Pyorrhoea is a severe gum infection that can harm your gums, ligaments, and bones. The condition is also called periodontal disease or gingivitis. The most common reasons you contract this disease are plaque build-up, poor dental hygiene, and bacterial infection.

However, pyorrhoea is not a rare condition. Over a hundred million people in the United States alone suffer from gum disease, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. If you get infected and leave it untreated, pyorrhoea can lead to tooth loss, infection, and other serious health problems.

What are the Symptoms of Pyorrhoea?

  1. Bleeding Gums: You may observe bleeding from the gums while brushing or eating. Bleeding is a common and early sign of pyorrhoea and indicates gum inflammation.
  2. Persistent Bad Breath: If your breath smells persistently bad, even after routine oral care, it could result from bacterial activity associated with this disease.
  3. Swollen Gums: Pay attention to any redness and swelling in your gums. It reflects how your body responds to infection.
  4. Loose Teeth: As pyorrhoea progresses, you may feel the uneasy sensation of loose teeth. Such a sensation is a consequence of the damage to the supporting structures of the teeth.
  5. Pus Formation: The presence of pus around your teeth and gums indicates infection. Such an infection can manifest as a yellowish discharge and signals an advanced stage of the disease.
  6. Sensitive Teeth: Check if you have increased sensitivity to hot or cold substances. If yes, it is another potential pyorrhoea gum disease symptom affecting the tooth's protective layers.
  7. Receding Gums: Your gums may start pulling away from the teeth, revealing more of the teeth's surface. This sign also indicates weakening gum health.

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Pyorrhoea is a preventable and treatable condition. You can keep your gums healthy by taking care of oral hygiene and seeking dental advice. Remember, your smile is your best asset. If you want to be financially ready to deal with the condition if the symptoms worsen; ensure you have health insurance policy to provide adequate coverage.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your general physician or another certified medical professional for any questions regarding a medical condition. Relying on any information provided in this blog is solely at your own risk, and ICICI Lombard is not responsible for any effects or consequences resulting from the use of the information shared.

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