Our professionals here at Classic Smiles provide services to ensure effective periodontal care. With the ability to lead to severe issues other than impacting your oral health, periodontal disease can adversely affect your overall health if left unchecked. It is vital that you seek regular periodontal care through professional evaluation to access ideal treatment based on your specific needs for periodontal care.
What Is Periodontal Disease
This disease is common and can cause damage to your gums and teeth. It is also associated with other health problems like stroke, heart disease, respiratory infections, and diabetes. When you visit our office, our experienced team can take care of your periodontal care and evaluate the state of this disease to provide adequate solutions before it worsens.
Some signs and symptoms will inform you that it is time to seek periodontal care urgently. When you notice that your gums have started looking red and feeling tender, or if they bleed when you are eating crunchy or hard foods, you may well be having symptoms of periodontal disease. The disease is caused by the development of plaque, which is a sticky film of bacteria in your teeth that accumulates from what you put in your mouth throughout the day. Failure to adhere to proper oral hygiene causes plaque to sit on your teeth and harden into calculus or tartar, which bonds to your teeth's surface and can best be removed by our trained professionals using special instruments.
If you are already affected by periodontal disease, you can experience severe symptoms such as bad breath, tooth movement or tooth loss, regular gum bleeding, discolored or deteriorating tooth structure, receding gums, gumline inflammation, and gum depressions.
Two Stages of Gum Disease
Gum disease begins with gingivitis, whose symptoms include tenderness, bleeding and swollen gums as the infection progresses into your gums. If detected at an early stage, the disease is reversible through proper treatment but can lead to the second stage, which is periodontitis, if left untreated. Periodontitis involves the spread of the infection in your gums to infect the teeth, connective tissues and bones. It leads to the formation of pockets between your teeth and gums, which collect bacteria leading to severe conditions like loose teeth and loss of tissues and bone.
Our Periodontal Care Procedure
Our experienced experts choose a treatment depending on your overall health and oral health. A minor infection will only necessitate cleaning and follow-ups to control gum disease. However, if you have an advanced case of the disease, our professionals may conduct gum infection therapy that involves cleaning the bacteria thoroughly before smoothing the teeth surface to remove spots for bacterial collection. An antibacterial rinse is used to irrigate the affected area to flush out the remaining bacteria so you can have a fresh beginning. You will be required to come for a revision after four to six weeks for a follow-up scheduled for monitoring your condition to stay ahead of the disease.
For more information about Periodontal Care call Classic Smiles at (407) 378-0139 today!