Periodontal Dentistry is a field of dentistry that is preventative and restorative in nature, helping clients prevent periodontal disease and restoring your gums back to health when necessary. When someone has periodontal disease it means that an excessive amount of plaque and calculus (tartar) have accumulated around the teeth, causing deterioration to the area surrounding your teeth (which can include the jaw bone). Left untreated, periodontal disease will eventually begin to destroy the gums and bone.
Due to the fact that early stages of periodontal disease are normally painless, this can be difficult to detect. Some of the signs and symptoms of developing periodontal disease include:
- Red, swollen or bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Increased spaces between teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus around the gums and teeth
- Receding gums around a tooth
- Tenderness and discomfort
In addition to the risk of losing a permanent tooth or teeth, there are many other health risks connected to periodontal disease. For this reason we work hard to prevent this disease, and also to save you from the unnecessary costs of periodontal disease.
To prevent advancement in periodontal disease, you need to practice good oral hygiene, eat a balanced diet, and come regularly to scheduled dental appointments. As untreated periodontal disease can be dangerous, should you experience any pain or discomfort with your teeth or gums, we recommend booking an appointment with us right away.