Periodontal disease destroys smiles by causing gum recession, tissue detachment and bone loss.
Symptoms of periodontal disease often include:
- Gums that bleed when you floss
- Swollen gum tissue
- Gum recession (“long teeth”)
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Food packing between the teeth
Correcting periodontal disease as quickly as possible is the only way to prevent teeth from being lost. Otherwise the detached tissues continue to worsen until all of the teeth fall out. The condition often develops as a result of poor oral hygiene or lack of professional dental care.
Non-Surgical Perio Treatments
Deep cleanings allow us to remove the disease-causing bacteria and tartar-buildup across the surfaces of the teeth, below the gumlines. During these visits we will typically numb the area being cleaned to allow for maximum comfort. We will provide you with a strict oral hygiene plan to maintain the cleanliness of these areas after the deep cleaning, which allows the tissues to reattach to the surfaces of the roots.
If you have heavy tartar buildup or it has been several years since your last cleaning, you may need a deep cleaning to help you get your oral health back on track. Call us to schedule your periodontal screening today.