Understanding Periodontal Disease
Did you know that 4 out of 5 people have some form of periodontal disease they don’t know about? You could even be one of them! Periodontal disease is a term used to describe disease that affects areas around your tooth. This includes the gums and bone that support your teeth. If you notice redness or swollen areas on your gums, or bleeding while you brush your teeth, you could have an advanced form of periodontal disease.
Proven periodontal disease treatment
Periodontal disease treatment includes a deep cleaning of the gums around your teeth, medications to prevent bacterial spread, and medicated mouthwash. Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, you may be recommended certain electric toothbrushes to boost healing.
Preventing periodontal disease
One of the easiest ways to prevent periodontal disease is through good oral hygiene. A balanced diet and regular dental visits also play a role in the overall health of your gums and bones. Research has found there may be a link between periodontal disease and other serious diseases including diabetes, bacterial pneumonia, cardiovascular disease, and more.
Several signs of periodontal disease
Tenderness around your gums, loose and wiggling teeth, bad breath, and any pus around your gums or teeth is a sign of periodontal disease. If you notice any of this, you should visit Aberdeen Family Dentistry for a dental exam.
Visit Aberdeen Family Dentistry now
If you live in the Boynton Beach, FL or Lake Worth, FL areas, you’re welcome to visit us for a complete dental diagnosis and periodontal cleaning. If it’s determined you have periodontal disease, you’ll be offered a complete periodontal maintenance program.
Do you have any questions about our procedures and how we diagnose? Please don’t be afraid to contact us. We’ll be happy to discuss treatment options, alternatives, pricing, and much more.