Periodontics Treats Diseased Gums
Red, swollen and bleeding gums are telltale signs of gingivitis. Irritated gum tissue will pull away from your teeth, creating pockets, a condition called periodontitis. The pockets attract bacterial growth, irritating the gums more. If not treated, the bone and tooth-supporting structures can become damaged or destroyed.
Our Periodontists diagnose and treat gum disease to render your bone and gums healthy again. Initial diagnosis may include OralDNA, a salivary test which provides an accurate diagnosis of periodontal disease. Thus, it enables us to select the most effective treatment which may include cleaning plaque and tartar from under your gum line, deep cleaning and surgical procedures.
If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, this may indicate they are inflamed due to bacterial growth, a condition called gingivitis.
Untreated gingivitis can lead to gum disease or periodontitis —the jawbone and gum separate from your teeth creating pockets where debris collects, causing infection.
As gum disease progresses, it breaks down the connective tissue that anchors teeth in place, which can lead to tooth loss.