Having a beautiful, healthy smile involves more work and upkeep than just coming in for cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening. Though cosmetic treatments can go a long way to make your smile appear more aesthetically pleasing, it won’t mean much in the long run if your teeth aren’t also healthy. Good oral health is vitally important to having a beautiful smile.
At Carroll Dental Care, we’re invested in keeping your whole mouth healthy in every possible way. We want your teeth and gums to function properly, look great while doing so, and be healthy inside and out.
Your mouth is a complicated system full of many parts and pieces. Each part and piece needs to be cared for and treated for the sake of your overall oral health. If any of the underlying support structures of your mouth become threatened by disease or decay, this puts your entire smile at risk. It could also mean serious problems for your overall health as well.
That’s why we offer periodontal treatment at our practice—so that your overall oral health will be safe and secure with us.
What Is Periodontics?
Periodontics is the study of the support structures of the teeth, such as the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. It also focuses on the diseases and conditions that can affect them. We focus on this type of study at Carroll Dental Care because we want to be prepared to treat your smile in the event of any underlying issues going on below the surface appearance of your teeth.
There are several different kinds of diseases that can affect these support structures in your mouth, but one of the most types is known as periodontitis.
What Is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a serious form of gum infection that damages the gums and if left unchecked and untreated can damage the jawbone as well. As far as diseases go, periodontitis is actually fairly common, which means treatments for it are just as readily available.
Periodontal Disease Treatments
Treatments for periodontal disease include the following:
- Professional Cleaning: Deep cleaning of the pockets around teeth can prevent damage from occurring and stop existing progression of the disease.
- Deep Scaling and Root Planing: For extreme periodontal cleaning, we can go underneath your gums to clear out all bacteria from the roots of your teeth, and stop infection spread that way.
- Surgery: More advanced cases that weren’t caught soon enough could lead to the need for surgery which will clean all the diseased areas out.
If you need gum disease treatment, call Carroll Dental Care today for periodontal cleaning!
Periodontal Disease Symptoms
The following are symptoms to watch out for that might indicate you’re experiencing the beginning of periodontal disease:
- Red, Swollen, or Tender Gums.
- Consistent Bad Breath.
- Loose Teeth.
- Receding Gum Line.
- Tooth Loss.
- Bleeding Gums.
If you notice one or more of these symptoms, call us for a consultation today! Early periodontitis is much easier to treat when we can catch it. We can help clean your teeth and gums and also give you advice on good home care practices.
Periodontal Disease Prevention
Most commonly, periodontal disease stems from a lack of good oral hygiene. That’s why it’s so vitally important for you to practice good oral health habits at home. This includes brushing and flossing at least twice a day, supplemented by regular dental checkups which should occur every six months or so.
We emphasize the importance of these habits at Carroll Dental Care because we want your teeth and smile to be as clean and healthy as they can be!
Periodontal disease can wreak a great deal of damage to a smile—and it is the number one cause of adult tooth loss! Simply taking proper care of your teeth can prevent it from happening to you.
When you make time to see us for a regular dental cleaning and checkup, our training will enable us to see if your teeth are in any danger from periodontal disease. We’ll be able to act quickly and take care of the problem the minute we know it’s there.
Find the Right Periodontal Dentist for You with Carroll Dental Care
Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment. If you think you or a loved one might be experiencing the onset of periodontal disease, don’t hesitate. Let us help you save your smile and keep it whole and beautiful!