In dentistry, the prevalent disease and the leading cause of tooth loss in adults is periodontal disease or gum disease. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease or are experiencing symptoms, know that at Boynton Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Michael Berglass has treatment options for you. Dr. Berglass gives an overview of the periodontal procedures and surgeries designed to preserve the health of the gums and the rest of your facial structure.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissue that can affect the bone supporting the teeth. If not treated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Symptoms of periodontal disease include gums that bleed easily, persistent bad breath, and red, swollen, or tender gums.
Dr. Berglass offers a variety of treatment options for periodontal disease, depending on the severity of the condition. For mild cases of gum disease, a deep cleaning may be necessary to remove the bacteria and plaque from the teeth and gums. More severe cases may require periodontal surgery to remove the diseased tissue and restore the health of the gums.
No matter what stage of periodontal disease you are in, it is essential to seek treatment to prevent the condition from progressing and causing further damage to your teeth and gums. With the expert care of Dr. Berglass, you can restore your oral health and enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported almost 50% of adults in the United States gathered from 2009 to 2012.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums and tissues surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, it can damage the gum tissue and bone, eventually leading to tooth loss. Several factors can contribute to gum disease, including poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, certain medications, genetic predisposition, and stress. Poor oral hygiene is the leading cause of gum disease, as it allows plaque and tartar to build upon the teeth and gums.
Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If not removed regularly through brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar, which is much more difficult to remove. Tartar buildup creates an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive, increasing the risk of infection. Smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products also increases the risk of gum disease, as it impairs the body’s ability to fight infection.
In addition, certain medications can cause dry mouth, leading to gum disease by allowing plaque and tartar to build upon the teeth.
Stress can also contribute to gum disease by weakening the immune system and making it more difficult to fight infection. If you are concerned about gum disease, talk to Boynton Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry professionals.
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