If you haven’t been aware, periodontal disease is a severe infection of the mouth. Maintaining and caring for your teeth and gums can be challenging, but it is beneficial for your oral health. In today’s busy life, people tend to forget to properly take care of their teeth and gums. The things that are overlooked could prevent severe infection. Periodontal disease is a gum disease that can eventually lead to tooth loss if not treated with proper treatment. When you speculate that you may have gum disease, it would be best to schedule an appointment with a periodontist so they can begin periodontal treatment and reverse the progression before it worsens. It is highly encouraged not to prolong seeking treatment to avoid tooth extractions.
Periodontal disease is referred to bacterial infection around the gums and bones binding the teeth. Tooth loss is the most common diagnosis when periodontal disease is spread, causing pain and inflammations.
What are the signs of periodontal diseases?
• Bleeding gums when brushing
• Tender, inflammation, swollen gums
• Receding gum lines
• Gum separations to the teeth
• Consistent sores
• Teeth alignment
If you notice any of these signs, it is time to schedule an appointment right away! Early treatment is crucial to keep your teeth and gums healthy. The most vital step to prevent periodontal disease is brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily to reduce bacterial growth. Keep your bi-annual dental visits for dental cleanings with your dentist. Here at Periodontal Associates, Dr. Gabriel Strauss, and the team ensure a healthy smile for you. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with information to help your oral health.