Fighting Gum Disease
You can halt gingivitis and periodontitis in their tracks with periodontal treatments. It is crucial to assess and diagnose periodontal disease early, in order to minimize its long-term effects. These ailments are caused by removing plaque that harbors harmful bacteria. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to loose, falling teeth and chronic bleeding gums.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Periodontitis problems can also cause major and minor reactions that can prompt other diseases. That’s why it’s imperative to recognize the symptoms of these gum diseases early and quickly seek dental assessment and treatment. The major symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bad breath, gingivitis
- Sore gums, swelling, or redness
- Hurt or bleeding gums after brushing
- Itching, aches, and uneasy gums
- Deformation of enamel and gums
- Increased spacing between teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Increased tooth sensitivity
Periodontal Cleaning Treatments
Scaling and Root Planing (SRP)
Periodontal scaling eliminates stains, plaque, and calculus from the crown and below. Root planing removes rough cementum and surface dentin embedded in the calculus.
Antibiotics in pill form can be used to control bacterial growth. An antibiotic talc or a bacterial reversal mouthwash also help remove germs.
Periodontal Laser Treatment
Periodontal laser treatments cause less bleeding or swelling than traditional treatments, making it a less painful and more comfortable experience.
Your Role In Periodontal Health
Periodontal disease can be very painful and results from complications of tooth decay or gum disease. Your risk of getting periodontal disease can be greatly reduced using preventive dental hygiene and getting regular checkups. Proper oral care includes regular brushing, eating a healthy diet, and having dental checkups at least once a year. AC Pediatric Dentistry is renowned as one of the best dental clinics for curing dental problems using the latest techniques and technology.
About AC Pediatric Dentistry
We understand that going to the dentist can be overwhelming and scary. That’s why we strive to make the experience pleasant, easy, and fun for your child. We aim to create lifelong, healthy dental habits through education and positive experiences in the dentist’s chair.
Convenient South Florida Locations
Getting to the dentist has never been easier. We’ve got many convenient locations in South Florida, and many more coming soon! Take a tour of our offices, so you’ll know what to expect when you get here!