While many people know that it is important to take care of their teeth, they may neglect their oral health. Even if they brush, they may not be taking proper care of their gums, and this can lead to all manner of trouble including periodontitis, also known as gum disease. Anyone who has issues with their gums will be a candidate for periodontics to help deal with these problems and help to improve the health of their gums.
Periodontitis is advanced gum disease, and it does more than just cause damage to the gums. You will find that it also causes tooth loss, and it can cause chronic bad breath. The bacteria, plaque, and tartar gets beneath the gum line and slowly eats away at the bone. This will cause the gums to separate from the teeth, and you will notice that you have loose teeth. They might even fall out. This is why it is so important to make sure that you take care of your gums and that you contact a periodontist for help.
If you notice that you are have having issues with your gums, such as bleeding every time you brush your teeth, it could be a sign of trouble. You will want to get in touch with our office right away. Today, dentists have a number of options to treat this problem. Nonsurgical procedures utilizing lasers can target only the diseased tissue. Medication can help to target the bacteria that causes gum disease, as well. Of course, traditional methods are also available. This includes root planing and scaling, which is a deep cleaning.
Save Your Gums and Teeth with Periodontics
Our periodontists in Florham Park at A Healthy Smile Dentistry can examine your gums and teeth and let you know more about the treatment options that are right for you if you are a candidate for periodontics. You can contact our office by calling 973-377-2222 or by visiting the contact page.