Periodontal Treatment Can Save Your Smile
A series of infections located in the structures surrounding the teeth, periodontal disease (otherwise known as gum disease) is an incredibly common condition that affects more than 47% of adults over the age of 30. While there are many factors that can cause this condition to develop, poor oral hygiene practices, certain medications, tobacco use, and/or genetic predisposition are often to blame.
What are the most common symptoms of periodontal disease?
- Bleeding, swollen, or tender gums
- Gum recession
- Pain when chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Bad breath
Patients who are experiencing one or more of these symptoms should have their mouth assessed by a dentist to determine if periodontal disease is a concern. If caught early, the infection can be treated and reversed without the need for complex treatments(s). However, in circumstances where the disease has progressed, serious oral health issues such as tooth loss, bone damage, and more can arise, requiring more complex care.
What treatment options are available?
If caught early, professional deep cleanings, localized antibiotics to target gum infections, and other minimally invasive treatment(s) may be advised. In more advanced cases, a variety of options, including gum grafting, root planing, crown lengthening or pocket reduction surgery may be recommended. While each option offers a series of benefits, our dental experts will assess your needs and offer a customized treatment recommendation.
What option is best if I’d prefer not to have surgery?
Do you suspect you may have periodontal disease? Call us today and we’ll arrange a thorough examination right away.
Contact Us About Periodontal Treatment Today
- Protect your teeth and gums
- Prevent jaw bone density and tooth loss
- Treat any areas of gum recession
- Eradicate bad breath issues
- Save your smile!