Stop Gum Disease
with Periodontal Treatment
with Periodontal Treatment
Catch Problems Before They Start
Periodontal treatments correct gum troubles such as gingivitis, periodontitis and gum disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is one of the most common oral health conditions in the world today. Recent medical studies conclude that anywhere between 15-20% of American adults between the ages of 35-44 suffer from some form of severe gum disease. Tooth loss is another big issue – 30% of the worlds adult population aged 65 – 74 are missing all of their natural teeth due to this disease. It’s effect reaches beyond the realm of oral health to impact overall health as well. Advanced cases of periodontal disease are now known to raise the risk of stroke, heart attack, diabetes, pre-term birth, pneumonia, and other serious conditions.
Caring for your gums should be a priority for you – it certainly is for us. All Bright Dental, is committed to helping you monitor and treat your gums through regular check-ups and professional cleanings.
Fighting Gum Disease
The goal of periodontal treatment is to remove bacteria and plaque, responsible for infection, so that you can return to optimum oral health. Bacteria is a byproduct of the foods we eat, especially foods high in sugar. When bacteria isn’t removed with regular brushing or professional cleanings, it can build up and harden into plaque. Together, bacteria and plaque irritate the gums, resulting in sensitivity, bleeding, chronic bad breath, and more.
Sometimes, in mild cases of gum disease such as gingivitis, treating it is as simple as spending more time brushing and flossing at home. Rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash can also help. Mouthwashes like these are designed to target the bacteria and plaque responsible for this condition. However, left untreated, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis and eventually the loss of your teeth.
The Importance of Treating Gum Disease
Periodontitis is advanced gum disease which harms the soft tissue surrounding your teeth and the bone underneath. Scaling and root planing are two periodontal procedures that treat this. Scaling is a deep cleaning of tartar and plaque. Root planing smoothes the surface of your tooth’s root making it difficult for bacteria to grow. These two techniques are an effective way of removing bacteria and plaque from beneath the gum line. Treating the gum line is an important part of providing periodontal treatment for a couple of reasons:
- Advanced gum disease causes the gums to pull away from the teeth. Removing bacteria and plaque from beneath the gums stops them from receding further.
- Pockets develop between the teeth and gums providing a perfect window for bacteria and plaque to enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body which can contribute to a number of other illnesses.
Simply taking care of your mouth with daily brushing and flossing is a strong defense against gum disease. Call us now at All Bright Dental in Las Vegas to set up your FREE consultation. 702-220-6666