Maintaining gum health is just as important as taking care of your teeth when. Periodontal therapy may be necessary to treat periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Del Rio Dental Studio can protect the health of your gums with preventive treatments or targeted procedures after gum disease has taken hold.
Gum disease is the infection of your gums by bacteria. Those bacteria are always present in your mouth but cause gum disease and tooth decay when they grow out of control. Gum disease starts with gingivitis and eventually progresses to periodontitis, a serious infection that can lead to tooth loss and other complications.
As with most other dental issues, gum disease is best handled through effective prevention. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing, is vital. You’ll also want to keep up with routine visits to Del Rio Dental Studio.
During your routine visits, Dr. Del Rio will carefully examine your mouth for any early signs of gum disease. Starting treatment early can provide the best outcomes and prevent the need for surgical intervention. Professional teeth cleaning is also essential in gum disease prevention, as it removes plaque and tartar that harbor bacteria.
Treatment for the early stages of gum disease is straightforward. Deep cleaning with special tools removes bacteria, plaque, and tartar from pockets around your teeth, and root scaling smooths the area to prevent bacteria from taking hold. If the condition progresses, you may need gum surgery to eliminate the infection.
Keeping up with routine visits should ensure that Dr. Del Rio identifies any signs of gum disease before serious symptoms start to appear. However, you should reach out and schedule an appointment if you notice:
The symptoms of gum disease start out small, but you can find yourself with a spreading infection or even tooth loss if you don’t seek out treatment.