Periodontal Disease

Gum (Periodontal) Therapy

The word (periodontitis treatment) means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease attacks the gums and bone that support the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.

Periodontal Disease (P.D.) is characterized by gums that are red (normal gum tissue is pink), swollen, and bleed upon probing.

Nearly 80% of people have periodontal disease worldwide. Most do not even know it! That’s because, in its early stages, P.D. is painless, and many people ignore the telltale symptoms of redness, swelling, and bleeding.

Research suggests that tooth loss may be the proverbial tip of the iceberg. P.D. has also been linked to such systemic diseases and conditions as: stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even pregnancy complications! Research continues to determine if inflammation and several high risk oral pathogens associated with periodontal disease affect these systemic diseases and conditions. If you have any of these symptoms, It is crucial to seek periodontitis treatment.

Smoking and excessive use of alcohol also increases the risk of contracting P.D. It is advised to visit your dentist and discuss periodontitis treatment before it is too late.

Reducing your of P.D. is not difficult: good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits and have periodontitis treatment can make a world of difference in reducing your exposure to P.D.

    Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:

    • Bleeding gums – Gums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss.
    • Loose teeth – Also caused by bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers (fibers that support the tooth to the bone).
    • New spacing between teeth – Caused by bone loss.
    • Persistent bad breath – Caused by bacteria in the mouth.
    • Pus around the teeth and gums – Sign that there is an infection present.
    • Receding gums – Loss of gum around a tooth.
    • Red and puffy gums – Gums should never be red or swollen.
    • Tenderness or Discomfort – Plaque, calculus, and bacteria irritate the gums and teeth.

    Paul Corcoran, DDS offer a wide range of dental services including periodontitis treatment in Eagle, CO and the surrounding areas.

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