Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry concerned with the gum tissue and underlying bone. Your gums are the foundation of your teeth and neglecting them can lead to periodontal disease. This is a serious condition that can start as a mild inflammation but can progress to bad breath, soreness, bleeding, decay, and eventually tooth loss. Your teeth might seem like they are getting longer as your gums recede and you may develop sensitivities to temperature.
The cause of periodontal or gum disease is bacterial buildup in the form of plaque, that causes decay and the symptoms already mentioned. This bacteria is often fostered by poor brushing and flossing habits. Regular checkups with our hygienists will allow our practice to identify warning signs of periodontal disease and treat them before they develop into anything serious. Early detection and regular treatment are crucial to the prevention of tooth loss. If you suspect you may be suffering from gum disease, don't hesitate to book an appointment with us.