Periodontics is the area in dentistry that focuses on caring and maintaining the gums and other soft tissues of the mouth. If your gums are unhealthy, that can be a threat to not only your oral health, but also your overall physical health. And a healthy smile isn’t complete without healthy gums. Gum disease does not have a cure, and as it progresses, it can lead to severe oral problems, including tooth loss and even increased risks to your overall physical health.
Fortunately, with the advanced technology and techniques in today’s field of dentistry we are able to offer our patients efficient treatments designed to reduce the effects of gum disease and strop its advancement. It’s important to get treated for gum disease because when left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to a number of issues including: habitual bad breath, tooth loss, and bite alignment complications. And in some intense cases, hearth disease or stroke.
How do I know if I have gum disease?
If you’re experiencing gingivitis, the earliest stages of periodontal disease, you will notice red, swollen, or bleeding gums. If the disease advances, other symptoms that may occur include: