Specialist gum treatment
Periodontics is the area of dentistry focused on treating the common ailment of gum disease that can affect the mouth area. Regardless of just how strong teeth are, if the supporting soft tissues, ligaments and bones which surround them are compromised or weakened in any way; the teeth will become loose and eventually fall out. Not only is gum disease a silent threat to oral health, it can affect your overall wellness too. In its early stage (known as gingivitis), this painless bacterial infection is quite easy to simply ignore.
Symptoms are generally puffy and / or discoloured gums, persistent bad breath and the presence of blood when you brush or floss your teeth. Without treatment, gingivitis can progress into periodontitis. With this, gums lose the tight seal that they have to effectively hold the teeth. This compromised and weakened state then allows
bacteria to deeply infiltrate the area. The bacteria then attack the connective structure and deteriorates the bone areas that hold your teeth in place. On top of this, did you know that the bacteria that causes gum disease is also linked to serious health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and systemic diseases? Our periodontal specialist is equipped with all of the expertise, skills, tools and training to effectively combat gum disease and work to ensure the long term health of your gums.
Here at Dental on the Banks, we address the mouth and body as one using our diverse periodontal services. As you know, you only get one set of natural ‘permanent’ teeth (also known as your adult teeth). As such, it is important to monitor and maintain them with the effective and efficient expert periodontic treatments at your disposal in Dental on the Banks offer.