Periodontal Therapy An Overview
Periodontal therapy is designed to address the various stages of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue that can lead to inflammation, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. This bacterial disease is caused by plaque buildup that accumulates above and below the gum line. When plaque is not adequately removed from the teeth and gums, it can result in gum disease. Practicing a daily oral hygiene routine can help reduce your risk of plaque build up. It is also equally important to visit the dentist for routine screenings and dental cleanings to help remove tartar from the teeth.
If gum disease is left untreated, it can have detrimental effects on your oral health as well as your overall health. Studies have suggested that the bacteria in the gums can travel through the bloodstream and contribute to the development or progression of stroke, cardiovascular disease, and other serious health conditions.
Neglecting your gum health or ignoring signs of gum disease may result in the formation of periodontal pockets and may eventually lead to tooth loss. Let our experience restorative dentist of Nesconset Dental Associates provide you with the treatment you need. We offer a range of periodontal therapy treatments to address your needs.
Gum Disease Prevention
The best way to reduce your risk of developing gum disease is to establish a proper oral hygiene routine and schedule preventive care visits to the dentist. Other habits that can help prevent gum disease may include:
- Drinking water after every meal
- Maintain good overall health
- Avoid sugary foods and beverages
- Don’t forget to incorporate flossing into your routine
Signs Of Gum Disease
The signs of gum disease may vary from patient to patient. Some patients may experience many signs of gums disease; whereas other patients may not experience any warning signs. If you notice any changes to your dental health, it is important to contact our Nesconset dentist office. One of our dentists can perform a complete gum disease screening and determine if any treatment is needed.
Common Signs of Gum Disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Shifting teeth
- Swollen, tender gums
- Tooth loss
- A receding gum line