Professional dental cleanings are the best way to achieve and maintain good oral health. Professional cleanings remove plaque, tartar and stains from your teeth using specialized ultrasonic instruments. Did you know that cavities are not the number one cause of tooth loss? Periodontal disease is one of the number one causes of tooth loss. The early stage of the disease is called gingivitis.
How will you know if you have Periodontal Disease?
Schedule an appointment if you have any of the following symptoms-
- Painful, tender and Bleeding Gums
- Persistent Bad Breath
- Red, Shiny and swollen gums
- Difficulty in chewing
- Loose teeth
What are the treatment options for periodontal disease? Treatment for periodontal disease will depend on the severity of the condition. If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you should immediately schedule a professional cleaning to remove existing plaque and tartar. Treatment efforts will focus on controlling the infection. Patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease will typically need to schedule a professional cleaning every 3 months. In severe cases, your dentist may need to remove loose or infected teeth to keep the infection from spreading.