Periodontics refers to the the supporting tissues of the teeth, which includes the gums (gingiva), the supporting bone, and the ligaments that actually attach your teeth to the bone. Periodontal breakdown is unfortunately a very common cause of tooth loss.
Typically, periodontal problems are typically not painful or otherwise obvious until they are at an extreme stage. This is why we continue to stress the importance of prevention of disease through careful and complete oral hygiene at home.
Health consequences include an increased risk of:
Common problems associated with gum disease:
The periodontal health of our patients is carefully monitored by our team of dental hygienists, who will check and record the support of your teeth at each of your cleaning visits. Periodontal disease is a bacterial and inflammatory problem that is usually treated by removal of the bacteria, their toxic products, and any affected tissue.
The careful use of dental floss to clean the teeth and stimulate the gums is necessary for healthy periodontal tissues. If you are not flossing your teeth daily, you are leaving bacteria on your teeth and gums and are on a path that inevitably leads to tooth loss. We take flossing seriously, and so should you!
All patients who receive regular dental hygiene and check-ups at Singleton Dental will be checked for periodontal health.
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