What Is Periodontics?
Gum disease is an increasingly prevalent problem that needs prompt attention. Periodontics refers to the branch of dentistry that deals with the gums. Without healthy gums, teeth roots are dangerously exposed and could be subject to loss or extraction.
Our periodontal treatments include scaling, root planing, bone grafts, and extractions. We can help you overcome this dangerous condition and keep your teeth for many years.
Benefits of Periodontics
Preserve Your Smile
People with periodontal disease often have receding gums, making their teeth appear aged. Many people feel self-conscious about receding gums and may feel reluctant to share their smiles. Preserving your gum health will keep your smile bright and attractive.
Gum disease can cause bad breath due to the overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth.
An essential goal of periodontal treatment is saving the patient's natural teeth. Periodontal disease causes receding gums, which leads to bone loss in the jaw. When the bone loses strength, it cannot support the teeth.
Shrinking Periodontal Pockets
Periodontal treatments like scaling and root planing shrink the deep pockets between the teeth and gums that form when too much plaque and tartar build-up at the gum line. These procedures reduce the severity of gum disease and help prevent future tooth loss.
Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontics
Gum disease is often painless, but you can quickly identify the symptoms when you look at your teeth. If you have any of the following signs, visit your dentist soon for an examination.
- Red, swollen, bleeding gums
- Pimple-like swelling along the gums
- Pus on the gum line
- Unpleasant breath or taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
- More space between teeth
- Loose teeth