Our team here at Dr. Kurt Gibson, DDS is committed to helping you get the best periodontal medical service available today.
Periodontal care is a branch of oral medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of any periodontal disease. A medical specialist who specializes in offering periodontal care to patients is called a periodontist. We are experts at providing top-notch periodontal services to our patients including even dental implants. We also deal with the treatment of oral inflammations which pose a potential health hazard to your overall health.
Why You Should Maintain an Optimal Oral Health
Plaque is a sticky substance that forms on the surface of teeth which often builds up from the food debris that you eat. Plaque may also be caused by bacteria and even saliva. If not removed, plaque can cause some problems with your teeth and mouth.
Plaque buildup on the teeth can slowly turn into tartar, and when both of the two substances are not removed, they will slowly begin to destroy your gums and even the bone. For these reasons it is wise to book regular appointments with us so that we can help prevent serious problems arising. If you see that your gums are slowly becoming red, inflamed, and starting to bleed, it is time to give us a call right away.
Periodontal maintenance is a cleaning procedure designed for those diagnosed with periodontal disease. It proceeds after scaling, a first treatment where our dentist cleans your teeth thoroughly using ultrasonic or handheld instruments. This primary process ends with root planning where we smooth out the teeth roots. This procedure allows your gums to reattach to your teeth, making sure all loose pockets are closed. Read more about periodontal maintenance.
Your oral health is interconnected with your overall health, and this can cause any problem arising from your mouth to directly affect your general wellbeing. That said, it makes sense to give your oral health the best care it deserves.
We offer each patient periodontal service that is customized to their unique needs because we recognize the fact that each patient has their specific requirements. Our periodontal specialists offer a variety of sedation options to alleviate any chance of pain during the procedure. Sometimes you may have periodontal disease and not even know it! You may not know it because, in the early stages of the disease, it doesn’t come with any complications and is painless.
The Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Gums that bleed either occasionally or all the time could be a sign that you have a serious periodontal problem, and therefore need to seek urgent professional help. Another sign of periodontal disease is when you start to experience loose teeth, and this is usually caused by lost bone or periodontal fibers that have been weakened.
If you notice a change of spacing between your teeth, it could be a sign of a periodontal disease which may have been caused as a result of bone loss. Also, if you experience persistent bad breath, it could be a sign of periodontal disease. Other symptoms are receding gums or gums that are red and puffy. One way to be sure is to book regular check-ups with us.
If you wish to learn more about periodontal care, please contact us at Dr. Kurt Gibson, DDS at (336) 283-2593 today. Our team of professionals is looking forward to hearing more from you.