Before you undergo that cosmetic dental procedure, your dentist will want to examine your mouth to ensure that your teeth and gums are in tip-top shape. At our offices, Dr. Braverman is an expert at using periodontal treatment as a way to keep his patients free of gum disease. If you’re not familiar with periodontal disease, here are some quick facts.
Periodontal disease, which is also known as periodontitis and gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss. With it, the gums that surround a tooth or teeth become inflamed and diseased, and the subsequent toxins destroy the tissue and bone in the mouth. Prior to full-blown periodontal disease, a patient will typically develop Gingivitis, which is a bacterial infection of the gums.
Luckily there are signs that you and your dentist can watch for that will indicate that you may be in need of periodontal treatment. Some of them are:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call our offices and schedule an appointment with Dr. Braverman. If he detects gum disease, he’ll recommend that you undergo periodontal treatment.
There are a wide variety of things that can contribute to gum disease, some of which you may not have control over. They are:
Contact us today if you need periodontal disease. It’s a good idea to clear your mouth of all problems before you get started on any cosmetic dental procedure.