Periodontal Treatment: Care For Your Gums!

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is incredibly common here in the United States of America. Did you know that there are about 3 million cases reported each year?

So what exactly is causing this disease? Doctors and dentists both agree that the main culprit is poor oral hygiene. Not making your oral care a priority can be a slippery slope. Forgetting to brush and floss one day may not seem like a big deal, but by breaking the habit once, it becomes more easy to do so in the future.

The Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms for periodontal disease is gum recession, bad breath, a significant build of plaque and tartar, your gums and teeth feel sensitive or even painful, and tooth loss. None of these are very pleasant to experience so once you’ve realized you’ve got gum disease, it’s a good idea to act quickly and get the treatment that you need to begin healing.

The Treatment Options

Topical and oral antibiotics are often prescribed to those who are looking to improve the state of their gum tissue. Something called scaling and root planing are also a fantastic way to deep clean your dental bone and tissues in a way that can encourage healing. It’s done along your gum line and removes plaque and other harmful build-ups. Advanced periodontitis can result in the weakening of the tooth root causing tooth loss and additionally, bone loss.

Stop Waiting Around and Act Now!

When it comes to periodontal disease, the sooner you take action the better. Don’t wait until the pain is terrible and your teeth are falling out. Schedule an appointment today and get that disease treated!

For more information about treatment options and how you can start healing, give Broadway Dental a phone call today!