650 W Boynton Beach Blvd

A Guide to Periodontal Disease in Boynton Beach, Florida

GUM DISEASE

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All of our periodontal procedures and surgeries are designed to preserve the health of your gums – and with good reason. Gum disease is prevalent, but it’s also the leading cause of tooth loss. So don’t wait – call us today for a consultation! We offer a variety of treatment options to meet your individual needs.
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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.

What causes gum disease?

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.

How is gum disease treated?

Gum disease is a severe infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss and other health problems. However, it is easy to treat if caught early. The first step is to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth. This can be done at home with a toothbrush and floss or by visiting your dentist. If the gum disease has progressed to more advanced stages, you may need to undergo scaling and root planing. This involves numbing the affected area and using special instruments to remove the tartar from your teeth and gums. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to restore the health of your gums. However, gum disease can be easily managed with early diagnosis and treatment.

What happens when your tooth falls out?

Losing a tooth is a right of passage for children, but it can also cause concern for adults. When a tooth falls out, it can leave behind a gap in the gum line. This gap opens for bacteria to enter the mouth and cause infection. In addition, the loss of a tooth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift out of place. If not treated promptly, this can lead to further problems, such as difficulty chewing and speaking. It is important to see a dentist as soon as possible after losing a tooth to prevent these issues. A dentist will clean the area and determine if further treatment is necessary. In some cases, an artificial tooth may be required to fill the gap and restore dental function.

How can you cosmetically enhance the appearance of your smile?

Several cosmetic dentistry procedures can enhance the appearance of your smile. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular and effective ways to brighten your teeth and create a youthful look. Dental veneers can provide a dramatic improvement if you have chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. Veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to your teeth’ front surface. They can correct a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including discoloration, gaps, and uneven alignment. Dental implants offer a long-term solution if you have missing or severely damaged teeth. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. They provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth, and they can also help preserve the natural shape of your face. With so many options available, it’s easy to find a cosmetic dentistry procedure right for you.

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    650 W Boynton Beach Blvd STE 2
    Boynton Beach, FL 33426

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    Fri: 8:30AM-1PM
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