A periodontist is a dentist that focuses on the overall support of your teeth. Your gums are the main focus because healthier gums support teeth. Gingivitis can affect your gums and if left untreated, tooth loss can occur. This can happen during the Periodontitis stage.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

  • Tartar or plaque build up
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath

Knowing these symptoms are good but gingivitis and periodontal disease can be undetectable. Regular dental visits will help detect the disease and early treatment will help prevent further damage.

Is gum disease avoidable?
Good oral hygiene can help reduce the risk of gum disease. Be sure to visit your dentist regularly for thorough examinations.

How is gum disease treated?
Your gums are examined for inflammation before measuring the pockets around your teeth. The effects of gingivitis is not reversible but is treated with thorough teeth cleaning. Plaque, tartar, and bacteria products are removed during this process. If the gum infection is more serious, gum pocket reduction, gum grafting and bone grafting may be needed. Contact us today to for an exam an consultation.

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