Your overall health and wellness had been directly related to the health of your mouth and more specifically the health of your gum tissue, known as periodontal care. Gum Disease — also known as Periodontitis — takes many forms and may present itself with varying levels of severity. When left untreated, advanced periodontal disease can affect your general health and may eventually lead to permanent tooth loss.
Gingivitis is the most common form of periodontal disease and is evident when your gums become red and swollen. Your gum tissues tend to bleed easily and may be painful when eating or brushing your teeth. Gingivitis is usually caused by inadequate oral health and is the only reversible form of gum disease.
When gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to a form of gum disease called Periodontitis. Plaque and calculus spread below the gum line, and when left untreated, Periodontitis may cause the supporting bone and tissues to be broken down and destroyed. Advanced Periodontitis is permanent and often results in tooth loss.
If gum disease is treated early, less invasive procedures may be used to stop the progression of your gum disease. At 8th Street Dental, our Periodontal Care includes:
We know that maintaining the health of your teeth and gums for a lifetime of dental wellness is important to you, which is why we offer Periodontal Care to help you achieve your goal for optimum dental health.