Periodontal disease can lead to serious oral health issues for your smile. From soreness and bleeding to tooth loss, the disease requires treatment to manage and prevent major oral health concerns. At your Dallas, TX, periodontal treatment office, our team can offer care to manage the disease and safeguard your smile with periodontics.
The Causes and Warning Signs
The gums may become inflamed due to poor oral hygiene habits, such as improper brushing and flossing, which allows particles of sugar and starch to remain between teeth for bacteria to break down, creating the plaque buildup that irritates the gingival tissues. A diet high in sugar and starch is also a factor, as is tobacco use, certain medications, and inflammatory illnesses. A family history of gum issues is also a factor! When the disease develops, you may notice your gums feel sore, look red, and bleed easily. As the disease progresses, the teases could swell or even recede, making teeth appear long and uneven. Don’t ignore these warning signs, let us know right away!
The Dangers for Your Smile and Overall Health
Without treatment, periodontal disease will grow in severity until it reaches the advanced stage, known as periodontitis. At this stage, the tissues connecting your teeth and gums are severed, leading to loose and missing teeth, and weakened jawbone structure too. This could mean major complications, such as misalignment, TMJ disorder and bruxism, issues eating and speaking and even a prematurely aged appearance. But with periodontitis, we can treat inflammation and manage the disease to prevent these complications and keep your smile whole.
Our team could conduct a deep cleaning, known as a scaling and root planing, to remove all buildup from your teeth, roots, and beneath the gum line. This also destroys pockets of bacteria too. The procedure could require one visit or as many as four, depending on the severity of your buildup. We then manage the issue moving forward with a traditional cleaning every three to four months. We could also discuss treatments to remove diseased tissues and allow healthy gums to reattach to the teeth. The treatment plan we create will be personalized for your smile, so you can enjoy optimal oral health. Whole periodontal disease cannot be cured, it can be managed to keep your smile healthy, whole, and beautiful for years to come.
If you have any questions about periodontics, or if you have sore, red gums that need attention, then contact our team today to get started. We want to make sure you can smile with confidence, and enjoy a full and healthy smile too.
Speak With BC Perio About Periodontics
If you would like to learn more about the process of promoting good oral health and stronger smiles, call our Dallas, TX periodontal treatment office at 214-443-0876. We can help prevent or manage periodontal disease to keep your smile whole.