Periodontal Treatment Prevents and Relieves Gum Disease for Optimal Oral Health
Periodontal care refers to the care of gums and bone tissue that surround the teeth. Gum disease is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria, which can result in tooth loss if left untreated.
Periodontal disease can have serious consequences on your overall health. An infection of the gums is usually the result of plaque and tartar buildup due to improper brushing or flossing, or the failure to schedule regular dental cleanings and exams. Other factors can put you at higher risk of gum disease, including smoking, your diet, and certain medications.
If you begin to show any signs of gum disease, such as gum pain and sensitivity, you should contact our office as soon as possible. Drs. Flaviu Dunca and Haig Rickerby provide patients a full of range of periodontal treatment in Jersey City, NJ.
Gum disease erodes dental tissues and may result in tooth loss: this is why regular exams and dental cleanings are essential.
Signs of Gum Disease
Early treatment can eliminate bacteria and make chronic gum disease more manageable in the future. Signs of gum disease include:
- Red, swollen, tender gums
- Bleeding gums when you brush or floss your teeth
- Bad breath or a foul taste in the mouth that is not alleviated by brushing, flossing, or mouthwash
- Pain or sensitivity in the teeth or gums when chewing food
- The sensation of loose teeth
- Receding gums that are pulling away from the teeth
Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Issues
The first line of defense in maintaining periodontal health is prevention: brush your teeth twice daily and floss each day. It is also critical to have a professional dental cleaning and exam twice a year.
Regular dental cleanings remove plaque to prevent a bacterial buildup that can lead to infection. Should periodontal issues arise, we offer a wide range of treatments to restore your gum health. Periodontal treatments may include:
- Scaling and root planing
- Flap surgery
- Osseous surgery
- Soft tissue grafts
- Tooth extractions
- Root amputations
- Gum contouring
Benefits of Periodontal Treatment and Prevention
Caring for your gums conscientiously benefits your oral health and your overall health. Seeking necessary periodontal treatment in a timely fashion will help preserve your natural teeth, and your appearance, for years to come.
Our doctors are skilled in the prevention and treatment of gum disease, and they will take the necessary steps to help maintain or restore your health.
Gum disease has been linked to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, and rheumatoid arthritis. Preventing, treating, and managing gum disease can help prevent the development of these conditions.
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Drs. Dunca and Rickerby are skilled in the prevention and treatment of gum disease, and they will take the necessary steps to help maintain or restore your periodontal health.