There are so many factors that contribute to the status of your oral health. We want to help you reach all of your dental goals and keep you as healthy as possible at the same time. Your gums play a leading role in the movie starring your teeth- which is why we want to help you avoid any issues that may require periodontal treatment.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when the build-up of plaque is not properly removed and creates a bacterial infection resulting in gum damage, bone loss, and sometimes even loss of teeth. The early stages of gum disease are known as gingivitis. The effects of the gingivitis can be reversed if caught at an early stage. Symptoms include bleeding during brushing, chronic bad breath, red or swollen gums, receding gum line, and loose or shifting teeth. Periodontal disease begins gradually between the tiny, hard to reach (and see) spaces between teeth and underneath the gum line where it is even harder to see. Once the gums and bone begin to deteriorate, the damage can be permanent and can only be managed with a periodontal treatment plan.
Daily brushing and flossing can help prevent the onset of periodontal disease, but regular oral exams and cleanings are still necessary. Let the doctor help you fight periodontal disease by creating a personalized treatment plan that protects your health and your smile.