Periodontics also known as gum disease is the inflammation and bleeding that affect the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth.
The gums help to protect and hold the tooth to the jaw, and when inflammation occurs it destroys the integrity of the tooth's first line of defense for healthy teeth.
Prevent tooth loss and promote tooth health and restoration through periodontics can happen if treatment is offered during the early signs of the disease.
At Designs in Dentistry, we serve everything from simple gingivitis to dental implants.
Signs of Gum Disease
Many times gum diseases is a painless condition that goes unnoticed by many patients until it is too late.
Early signs of build up of sticky film of bacteria, known as plaque.
More serious conditions show gums that are red, swollen, tender or bleed easily.
Gums start to pulled back from the base of the teeth this can cause permanent loose teeth.
If left un treated you will have persistent bad breath, or bad taste in the mouth. Even worse rotting or falling out teeth.
How to Prevent Gum Disease
We will help you keep up with regular cleanings and checkups. Depending on how serious the condition we will build the perfect treatment plan to get you on the right track to a healthy smile.
Gum disease can be helped by stopping bad habits. Stop smoking and nicotine are large contributors to unhealthy gums.
A healthy lifestyle such as a healthy diet, regular exercise paired with regular dental check ups help keep your gums in great shape.