Periodontal Disease: Treatment & Prevention
Periodontal care refers to the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Gum disease is the result of bacteria accumulating in the area between the teeth and gums. This is often the result of improper dental care, such as insufficient brushing and flossing. This accumulation of excessive bacteria can result in infections and gum deterioration. If periodontal disease is detected, it is essential to have it treated as soon as possible, because if left untreated, it can lead to the loss of teeth.
The signs of periodontal disease do not typically present themselves until the later stages of the disease. This is why maintaining regularly scheduled dental checkups should be a priority. During your appointment, the specialists at Harmony Dental Care will remove hardened plaque buildup from your gum line. If signs of disease are detected during your appointment, a course of treatment will be prescribed immediately.
Preventative Care and Treatment
Fortunately, upon early detection the effects of periodontal disease can be reversed, and with regular care it can be prevented altogether. The key is to practice good dental hygiene, which includes regular brushing, flossing and visits to your family dentist. If you notice any of the following signs, please contact Harmony Dental Care as soon as possible:
•Red, swollen gums
•Chronic bad breath
•Bleeding during brushing or flossing
Even if you haven’t experienced any of the above, it is still a good idea to schedule regular dental checkups. Please contact our office to learn more, today.