Periodontal disease is more commonly known as gum disease. It is an inflammatory condition that is most often caused by a bacterial infection in your gum tissues. Gum disease is a serious health risk for many people, especially here in the United States. It is estimated that as many as 80% of Americans have suffered from some form of periodontal disease.
Don’t put up with gum disease any longer! At Beveridge Dental, we care about your oral health. Our talented staff will work with you to prevent or treat gum disease, so you can have a healthy smile.
Gum disease is usually accompanied by different symptoms. However, sometimes it can occur without warning. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis makes the gums swell, bleed easily, or appear red. If gingivitis worsens, it can develop into periodontitis. Periodontitis is an infection that destroys the bone and gums that hold your teeth into place. This can cause your teeth to become loose and eventually, fall out.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Persistent foul breath (halitosis)
- Bleeding of the gums
- Pain or swelling of the gums
- Longer-looking teeth
- Loose-feeling teeth
- Pus between the teeth or gums
- Gums that have pulled further from your teeth (receding gums)
One of the best ways to fight gum disease is through consistent dental cleanings. Dental cleanings, also known as prophylaxis, help remove built-up plaque and tartar that cause gum disease. Having regular dental cleanings can help kill harmful bacteria, giving you optimal oral health.
At Beveridge Dental, we offer compassionate and professional care for periodontal disease treatment. If you are suffering from gum disease, our team will work to reverse its effects. We will also help you create a plan to prevent contracting gum disease in the future.
Get relief for your gums. Call us today to learn more about periodontal care. Dr. Beveridge and his team can help you achieve satisfactory oral health.