Periodontal (Gum) disease is a bacterial infection that harms the tissues holding your teeth. Poor oral hygiene leads to plaque buildup, which hardens and causes swollen and bleeding gums. If not treated, it can damage the bone surrounding the gums, causing pain while chewing and loose teeth that may need to be removed.
Preventive dentistry stops gum disease and from needing to see a periodontist. Regular dentist checkups every six months, even if you brush and floss regularly, are essential. The dentist can identify early gum disease signs and use topical treatments to prevent it from worsening. If not treated, gum disease can lead to Periodontitis, which may need surgery.
Periodontitis is infrequent in individuals under the age of 30, but its likelihood increases as you age. Poor oral hygiene, including infrequent brushing and flossing, can lead to its occurrence in anyone. Furthermore, some individuals are genetically predisposed to periodontitis, and if a family member, such as a parent or grandparent, has a history of gum disease, it raises your risk of developing it as well.
More than 47% of adults over the age of 30 in the United States are affected by Periodontitis, a figure that rises to approximately 70% for those aged 65 and above.
At Denta Care, we provide our patient the highest quality of services. Our Scaling & Root Planing are done using Acteon Newtron P5 XS device, which is a highly advanced technology that our patients appreciate very much as they don't experience the same pain as other devices in dentistry.