Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in Americans over 18 years old. Because gum disease begins below the gum line, early detection is difficult. Many symptoms are barely noticeable at first and you may not experience any discomfort until the disease has progressed to its later stages. So when you come in for a check-up, Dr. Smith will thoroughly examine your gums for any possible problems. If we discover the disease early enough, we can minimize or even reverse its potentially devastating effects.
The Dangers of Poor Periodontal Care
So many people don’t realize the significant role their gums play. Your gums are a necessary structure to maintain great oral health and function. When decay and disease become present, it can lead to weakened tooth structures, gum pockets, deterioration, and more. This not only affects your oral health but can impact your overall health, making it harder to eat and speak.
Treatment Options for Periodontal Disease
Depending on the severity of your case, we can treat your periodontal disease in a number of ways. First, we’ll start to implement a thorough oral healthcare routine. Scaling and root planing – cleaning beneath the gum line – may also be necessary. Sometimes, surgery, meaning pocket reductions, are also necessary. Dr. Smith will provide a comprehensive exam prior to starting any treatment.
Are You Worried About Your Periodontal Health in Juno Beach?
Your periodontal health in Juno Beach is extremely important! Contact our office at Advanced Dental Care of South Florida to schedule an appointment today.