Periodontal Disease

Medical Malpractice Mistakes

Periodontal disease is not something that a lot of people know about.  But it can be a very serious and even deadly oral disease.  But most people have heard of gingivitis.  Thus, think of periodontal disease as gingivitis that was never treated and allowed to fester.  This is because periodontal disease is technically advanced gingivitis and it results in serious pain and suffering, loss of teeth, and could lead to sepsis which can cause death.

Periodontal disease is when tarter on your teeth hardens to plague.  The plague causes bacteria.  The bacteria causes the release of toxins in your mouth.  Your mouth, in response, sends out enzymes to try to fight the bacteria and the plague.  However, plague can only be removed with the use of physical instruments that a dentist typically uses.  The bacterial toxins and the enzymes cause damage to the gums.  The gums will then resend back to avoid the substances.  This exposes the teeth and creates gaps or pockets in your mouth where more bacteria and plague can go.  The longer this is not treated, the further the gums will recede and end up pulling all the ways to the bone.  This can damage the bone and cause bone infections.  The gums can pull away so far that the teeth have nothing anchoring them and they will fall out.  The disease is absolutely horrible.

But it is very treatable!

That is, if diagnosed by a dentist.  Periodontal disease is one of the most misdiagnosed diseases in dentistry and it is a very strong case of New York dental malpractice.  Victims in Kingston, NY, Albany, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY and anywhere else throughout the state have a strong case of dental malpractice when periodontal disease is left untreated.

The big problem is that undiagnosed periodontal disease can actually cause heart problems.  Studies have linked bad oral care to heart problems, and it is absolutely a true threat.  It is also true that undiagnosed and untreated infections can kill a person too, especially when they are in your head.  Sepsis is a blood infection which is particularly ravaging on a body and deadly.