Despite being a widespread oral disease, many people ignore its symptoms until it is too late to prevent teeth from falling out. Fortunately, the New York SPA Dental group offers comprehensive treatments that can reverse most of the damage due to periodontal disease.
What should you know about periodontal disease?
Gum disease is an oral disease that causes the inflammation and bleeding of your gums due to the accumulation of bacteria in your teeth. If this infection is not treated, it can cause severe damage to your soft tissue and the bone supporting your teeth. Periodontitis is a widespread oral infection, but you can prevent it with simple good oral habits. Regularly brushing and flossing can minimize your chances of developing periodontitis or make your treatment successful.
In most cases, early periodontitis does not cause significant symptoms. While the disease may not cause noticeable symptoms, it does not progress without warning signs that you can detect if you are keen on your oral health. Some of the warning signs of this frustrating disease are swollen, inflamed gums, receding gums, loose teeth, bleeding gums, and bad breath. If you experience bleeding or swollen gums, don’t wait until your teeth loosen before seeking medical help.
How does the periodontal disease develop?
Gum disease develops in three stages.
Gingivitis is an early form of periodontitis that causes inflammation of your gingiva, leading to painful symptoms. You may notice blood spots on your tooth during this stage after brushing or flossing. Fortunately, the resulting damage is reversible at this stage because your connective tissue and the jaw bone are still intact.
If gingivitis is left to proceed, it may advance into periodontitis. This disease causes the detachment of your teeth from your gums, leading to pockets that provide a conducive environment for the accumulation of plaque and bacteria. This build-up promoted further damage to your gums, causing them to recede further and bleed.
- Advanced periodontitis
Advanced periodontitis is the advanced form of this frustrating disease that causes irreversible damage to your fibers and jawbone. This destruction triggers your teeth to shift, loosen and eventually fall out.
Practicing good hygiene can reverse part of the resulting damage. You can protect your teeth from periodontal disease by avoiding smoking, semiannual dental checkups, and flossing and brushing twice daily.
How can you treat periodontal disease?
Your treatment relies on the stage of periodontal disease you are in and the damage caused. The team at SPA Dental Group starts your oral care with non-surgical approaches before advancing to surgical procedures. Your provider may recommend dental cleanings to remove tartar and plaque from hidden parts. In severe cases, your provider may recommend scaling and root planning to eliminate bacteria from beneath your gums and teeth enamels.
Your doctor may schedule several appointments to monitor the progress of our oral until the symptoms of your smile. Failure to get treatment may cause tooth loss, interfering with your beautiful smile.
If you are unaware of how to deal with gum disease, call the SPA Dental Group or visit the website to book your appointment online.