Periodontal Disease Requires Urgent Treatment
Our teeth and gums are vulnerable to damage since they are in constant use and frequent contact with harmful bacteria. One of the leading causes of tooth loss is gum disease, a periodontal infection that threatens the security of teeth.
Dr. Karla Lucia Pentzke and her dedicated staff are well trained in eliminating periodontal disease with preventive and restorative measures that keep gums healthy and protect teeth from damage. Quay Dental Centre treats a wide range of periodontal conditions, so your smile will stand the test of time.
Two Common Forms of Gum Disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Often, routine exams uncover gum tissue that has an early stage of gum disease called gingivitis. Gingivitis is treatable with a professional cleaning from a dental hygienist and a renewed commitment to daily oral healthcare habits.
Periodontitis is a more advanced form of gum disease that sometimes results from poor oral health habits, medications, diet, or diabetes can also cause it.
Periodontitis results when bacterial plaque and tartar have built up underneath the gum line. It can cause your gums to recede, and allow dangerous pockets of infection to develop deep within the gums. Teeth can begin to loosen and fall out if periodontitis is not treated immediately.
Many Treatments for Periodontal Disease
Dr. Pentzke may recommend several different treatments, depending on the severity of your case. Here are some common treatments:
- Tooth scaling and root planing
- Oral and topical antibiotics
- Laser treatments to disinfect gums
- Gum surgery to access deep pockets and restore health with gum grafts
It is very important for you to seek the immediate attention of a dental professional if you have bleeding, swollen, red, or tender gum tissue. Quay Dental Centre understands that periodontal fitness is key to the long-term well-being of your smile and your overall health. Dr. Karla Lucia Pentzke is diligent in her care of your oral health. Contact our office today!