If you’ve been told you need gum disease treatment, it’s normal to have questions. Is this a serious condition? Does it really need treatment? The short answer is yes—even if you don’t feel pain now, gum disease leads to serious consequences if left untreated.
If you live or work in the Valley, The Dental Health Group can provide the treatment you need. Our experienced and well-trained dentists offer periodontal maintenance services to help you stay healthy and maintain a beautiful smile. Learn more about how our dental office can help you and your family.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is when the gums within the mouth become infected and destroy your teeth. Several different kinds of bacteria can result in gum disease, but the most common is dental plaque. Plaque is the #1 cause of gum disease, but it is also very treatable. Daily brushing, flossing, routine teeth cleaning, and preventative care with a dentist will prevent most periodontal conditions and reduce the need for specialized gum disease treatments.
However, when routine dental care and periodontal maintenance do not occur, gum disease can result in tooth loss. Having a tooth removed due to gum disease is a serious procedure, but if you’re in The Valley, The Dental Health Group can help with treatment. Please schedule an appointment, and our dentists will review your records and help you determine the best course of action.
Did you know that in the United States, adults lose more teeth to periodontal disease than to cavities? Nearly seventy-five percent of all adults will be diagnosed with gum disease requiring treatment! The best way to prevent this is by good periodontal maintenance, which includes tooth brushing and flossing and routine visits with your dentist.
Just as good oral hygiene habits help protect your teeth and prevent gum disease, some bad lifestyle habits can threaten the health of your gums and oral cavity. Here are the leading causes:
As the bacteria found in plaque increases in the mouth, the gums become increasingly red, swollen, and bleed easily when brushed. As time goes on, the gums will begin to separate from the teeth, and spaces will form underneath the gum line. As the disease progresses, the gum tissue and bone that keep your teeth in place will weaken and deteriorate. Without dental intervention, the teeth will weaken so much that they must be removed. Once gum disease starts, treatment and ongoing periodontal maintenance are required to prevent its progress.
Don’t let gum disease impact your health and wellbeing! Contact The Dental Health Group in The Valley today. We are accepting new patients and are happy to discuss your concerns and health history before making a personalized treatment plan. Give us a call at 818-718-2000. We’ll see you here soon!