Why Periodontal Care Matters
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The inflammation and infection of the periodontium or the supporting structures that surround the tooth
At the initial stage, you may notice red and swollen gums, bleeding during brushing and halitosis or bad breath. The periodontal disease first affects the gums and causes gingivitis. If left untreated, the condition may advance to the more severe stage of periodontitis; clinically manifesting as gum recession, exposed root surfaces and tooth mobility. The condition may be localized to few teeth or may be generalized if it involves almost the entire dentition. Removable partial dentures may become loose, and some people also experience a change in the way their teeth meet each other while biting (occlusion). The inflammation and destruction of the alveolar bone may eventually result in tooth loss.
The tools to fight against periodontal disease
Brushing teeth twice a day along with flossing and using mouthwash helps to prevent the buildup of dental plaque. However, the biofilm may be present beyond the gum line, and the subgingival areas are difficult to clean with a manual or electric toothbrush. Eventually, dental calculus or tartar may be formed. The bacteria in the plaque and tartar is responsible for the initiation of the periodontal disease. Thus, professional cleaning should complement the dental care at home for the prevention of gum diseases.
Dr. Benjamin Hull and his team advise as well as follow the preventative approach to dental care. According to American Dental Association (ADA), every individual should go for a dental check-up once every six months. This methodology helps to diagnose the dental diseases at the stage of incubation. Regular dental visits and professional cleaning can assist in the prevention of periodontal disease. McLoughlin Dental Care on the subject of the importance periodontal care has said, "Unfortunately, you may not even realize you have gum disease as the signs and symptoms are not always as apparent to you as they are to a dental professional."
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After the treatment phase, Dr. Hull will recommend you a personalized maintenance program to monitor the progress.
Periodontal Care is Important
Periodontal care is important as teeth are our precious assets. Professional cleaning at regular intervals helps in preserving the integrity of the periodontium. However, you may need more extensive therapy in the advanced stages.
Dr. Hull’s clinic has the ‘state-of-the-art’ instruments for the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases including the gum problems. The laser therapy offered at Dr. Hull’s clinic will save you from advanced surgeries. Dr. Hull is friendly, and he takes time to talk with his patients. He always recommends regular dental visits so that gum diseases can be diagnosed in the early stages.
Do you have further questions or want to know more about periodontal care? Call us today at 208.597.7729 to schedule your appointment.
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Periodontal (gum) disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, is a serious infection that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed.