Periodontics is the facet of dentistry which encompasses the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of periodontitis and gingivitis.
Regular hygiene visits are important to prevent gum disease and maintain good oral and overall health! Aside from checking for cavities, maintaining extensive and often expensive dental work, maintaining fresh breath and healthy gums, there are many other compelling reasons to visit our hygienist.
You may have heard the recent reports in the media linking gum disease to stroke, heart attack, diabetes, respiratory disease and premature birth. If you think you are exempt from gum disease and you have no worries, think again. It is often referred to as the silent killer of your teeth because it causes no pain until it reaches its most destructive phases. It can, however, be detected and treated in its early stages by our dental team.
Signs of gum disease include red, swollen or tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, loose teeth and chronic bad breath. While patients are advised to check for the warning signs, there might not be any discomfort until the disease has spread to a point where the teeth cannot be saved. Regular dental exams are imperative to detect gum disease early thereby improving the overall outcome of treatment.
Removing plaque through daily brushing, flossing and professional cleaning is the best way to minimize your risk. Our dentists can design a personalized program of in-office and at-home care to meet your needs.
If you are one of our many patients who never miss a scheduled maintenance check… Well done! If not, CALL NOW, we are waiting for you!