So what is periodontology, periodontal disease and what does a periodontist do?
Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end - if not properly treated - with tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, you still need to see a dentist regularly. Your dentist can check for problems that you may not see or realize on your own. Many dental problems don't become visible or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages and sometimes it is too late. Examples include cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. Regular visits allow your dentist to find early signs of diseases so that problems can be treated at a manageable stage.
I bet you already know that your diet plays a major role in your overall health. Your oral health is no exception. There are some foods you should avoid and others should regularly consume.
Grinding your teeth due to stress is not so uncommon. It shouldn't scare you. You just have to know what it can cause and which are the treatment options.
Don't neglect any kind of toothache.