Periodontal (Gum) Treatments
Periodontal treatments help clients avoid periodontal disease originating from excessive amounts of plaque and calculus (tartar), which have accumulated around the teeth. This can lead to deterioration of the surrounding area of the teeth (and can include the jaw bone). It can be identified by red, swollen and bleeding gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease will eventually begin to destroy the gums and bone.
Because the early stages of periodontal diseases are usually painless, it can be difficult to detect. Some of the signs and symptoms of developing periodontal disease include the following:
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Increased spaces between teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus around the gums and teeth
- Receding gums around a tooth
- Red and inflamed gums
- Tenderness and discomfort
Aside from the risk of losing your permanent teeth, there are many health risks that are associated with periodontal disease. Untreated periodontal disease is dangerous. That is why we make an effort to prevent the disease, and to save you from unnecessary costs.
To avoid advancement in periodontal disease, patients should practice good oral hygiene, eat a balanced diet, and attend regularly scheduled dental appointments. If there is any pain or discomfort surrounding your teeth or gums, it is strongly recommended that you visit a dentist immediately.