Periodontal disease or periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports the teeth. Its main cause is poor oral hygiene, and while it is common, it is also largely preventable. Brushing and flossing, and getting regular dental checkups are easy ways to reduce your chances of periodontal disease. Advanced periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Follow your DentFirstdentist’s recommended schedule for regular checkups. If you notice any symptoms of periodontitis, make an appointment as soon as possible. The sooner you seek care, the better your chances of reversing damage from periodontitis. If you have been diagnosed with chronic periodontitis, you may have to have more checkups than the usual two per year, and cleanings will focus on the gums.
Optimal periodontal care is fundamental to the health and longevity of your smile. If you have been recommended to receive periodontal care, our DentFirst periodontists will work with you to help prevent further degeneration of existing gum tissue and bone. We understand that this might be a daunting diagnosis, but it doesn’t have to be. The sooner you are able to receive the treatment you need, the greater the chance you will avoid serious complications due to advanced Periodontal Disease. Our DentFirst Periodontal doctors and team members will ensure that you get the care and treatment you need. If you would like to learn more about periodontal disease and treatment options, please call our location nearest you.