Oral health is so important. Research shows that there is a link between periodontal disease and your overall health. In fact, periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to the following conditions:
Low birth weight in babies
When you take care of your teeth and take steps get periodontal disease treatment, you take steps to improve your overall health and quality of life.
What Causes Periodontal Disease?
The main cause of periodontal disease is poor oral hygiene. Every time you miss a dental cleaning, or skip brushing your teeth, you increase your risk for problems that can lead to periodontal disease.
Some people are at greater risk for periodontal disease because of genetics, illnesses, and certain medications. Even people who brush their teeth regularly are at risk for periodontal disease if they don’t see the dentist on a regular basis. Visiting your dentist every six months can help reduce the risk of periodontal disease. If you do develop mild gum disease, your dentist will help you control the problem.
Signs of Periodontal Disease
There are many signs of periodontal disease. Knowing those signs can help you determine when it’s time to see the dentist.
Swollen, red gums
Pain while flossing and brushing
Bleeding when brushing and flossing.
You may start out with only one or two symptoms and notice an increase from there. Get a hold of your dentist as soon as possible to get treatment.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
When you come to Gentle Dental for periodontal disease treatment, we’ll start by scheduling dental cleanings to remove tartar and bacterial from your mouth. Dental cleanings are a primary method of fighting periodontal disease. You may need several dental cleanings to get rid of the tartar buildup in your mouth, depending on how advanced the condition is and how long it’s been since your last dental appointment.
We’ll take a personalized approach to help you care for your dental disease. When you come in for your first cleaning, we’ll help you make a treatment plan that will work for your condition. It’s important to get your gum disease under control as soon as possible.
Need Treatment for Periodontal Disease? Call Today
Fighting gum disease is important for your health and well-being. At Gentle Dental, we help patients manage their periodontal disease and maintain good oral hygiene. Call today to make an appointment to discuss your symptoms.