Have you been taking your gum health for granted? Are you doing all you can to prevent the onset of periodontal disease? Are you sure that you may not be developing periodontal disease right now? These are important questions to consider, because periodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues affecting adults today. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease develops as a result of built up bacteria in the mouth. While you may not realize it, bacteria are present within your mouth all the time. Many of these bacteria, like tartar and plaque, can do serious damage to your teeth, gums, and the surrounding structures of your mouth if they are not properly removed. While our Morristown periodontist hopes you are doing your part by carefully brushing and flossing your teeth each day, sometimes it is not enough to prevent the stubborn bacteria from making a home in between your teeth and gums and causing serious damage—eventually leading to tooth loss, and even degeneration of the underlying bone in your jaw. Sometimes, even against our best efforts, we can still develop periodontal disease.
Some common signs of periodontal disease that you should always be on alert for include: redness of the gums, gum tenderness, gum pain, and bleeding from the gums. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our Morristown periodontist as soon as possible for an evaluation here at Attentive Dental Care. It is best to seek treatment as soon as possible, because the symptoms will not dissipate on their own. We will then be able to examine the current state of your gums and determine the best treatment based on the extent of the damage that has already occurred, and based on our Morristown periodontist’s opinion about what will best prevent any further damage from occurring.
One of the main treatments that our Morristown periodontist provides for patients with periodontal disease here at Attentive Dental Care is the deep periodontal cleaning. Deep periodontal cleanings involve the use of specialized tools and techniques designed to remove even the most stubborn, stuck-on bacteria, and in turn decreasing the discomfort associated with your symptoms and helping to resolve your periodontal disease in general.