Understanding the problem:
Periodontitis is a serious and chronic gum disease infection that causes damage to the tissues and bone around your teeth. This chronic infection can eventually jeopardize the health of your teeth and has been linked to other serious health risks. It begins when the bacteria in plaque causes the gums to become inflamed. Gingivitis is the mildest form of the disease. In this stage, the gums redden, swell, and bleed easily.
There is usually little or no discomfort. But if plaque is not removed each day by brushing and flossing or regular dental visits, it hardens into a rough, porous substance called calculus. Harmful bacteria live in these deposits, which often form below the gum line, and the bacteria release harmful toxins that cause periodontitis.
Chronic periodontitis affects 47.2% of adults over 30 in the United States. You could have periodontitis if you have red, swollen bleeding gums, receding gums, loose teeth. But often it is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs since it is usually painless.
We provide the proper treatment to stop further damage and complications caused by periodontitis.
Once you have periodontitis, you need more than brushing and flossing. The disease affects you deep below the gums. A treatment called scaling and root planning is needed to remove these deposits. Scaling and root planning is a specialized procedure that removes the calculus and bacteria using scalers and ultrasonic cleaners. This helps prevent the progression of periodontitis and can offset the need of extensive and costly dental care.