Periodontal Therapy An Overview
Gum disease is often defined as a progressive infection of the gum tissue. Gum disease develops from the bacteria in plaque that make their way into the gum tissue. When gum disease is left untreated, it can compromise the health, function, and appearance of the bone structure and teeth.
Addressing gum disease in the earliest stages can help prevent further oral health concerns. It is important for patients to take the proper steps to improve their oral health and reduce their risk of developing gum disease.
Risk Factors Associated With Gum Disease:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Certain types of medications
- Poor nutrition and obesity
Our team at DC Precision Dentistry can work with you to determine if you can lower your risk and find ways to improve your oral health. Dr. Justin Deckard offers a full range of comprehensive, personalized solutions to address various stages of gum disease. Dr. Deckard can work with patients to address any damage caused by gum disease, create a preventive care plan, and restore their oral health.
Gum Disease Prevention
Plaque naturally forms on the teeth and gums; however, with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing, the plaque is kept at bay and does not build up. When plaque is not properly removed, it develops in tartar. Bacteria in plaque and tartar buildup can cause gum disease. Patients with gum disease may experience symptoms like bleeding gums, receding gum line, shifting teeth, halitosis, bone loss, and tooth loss.
Practicing preventive dental care can help reduce your risk of developing gum disease. Patients should practice a healthy oral hygiene routine on a daily basis, schedule routine dental care visits, and eat a well-balanced diet.