What is Periodontics?
Periodontics focuses on inflammatory diseases affecting the gums and other areas around the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist that specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease and placing dental implants. Our periodontists are specialists in their field and always remain fully up-to-date with the latest research and treatments related to gum disease and periodontics. We are able to treat a wide array of relevant cases and can help if you have lost bone and tissue in the mouth, have an infected root surface or are experiencing gingivitis to give just a few examples.
What are the benefits of Periodontics?
Our periodontic services are designed to slow down gum disease and provide you with better oral health. We have years of experience to draw upon and always do the best we can to resolve your periodontal issue. There are two main types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis affects everyone at least one time or another. Symptoms can include red and swollen gums that bleed easily. Gingivitis can clear itself up if effective cleaning takes place. Periodontitis is more serious, though the symptoms are similar to those of gingivitis in the early stages. It can involve irreversible damage to the bone that supports the teeth. We can provide the treatments you need to lessen the impact of periodontitis and stop further damage from taking place, whether you’re experiencing Chronic or Aggressive Periodontitis.
Several studies have shown that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease. While a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease.