A beautiful smile can be said to be our greatest asset. However, we often forget that it consists of a lot more than just our teeth. The gums are particularly important, because if they are damaged, injured or otherwise reduced, your teeth can become loose - or fall out outright. That’s why it’s very important to prevent gum diseases, diagnose them on time and treat them successfully with periodontal care.
Periodontal problems start at slight gingivitis: a condition which may give you the impression that your teeth hurt. It can cause your gums to bleed and hurt - but usually little more. On the other end of the scale is severe periodontitis: an illness which destroys your gums and the other tissues supporting your teeth (i.e. muscles and ligaments).
It is very important to treat such problems - even though they may appear fairly harmless, to begin with. Healthy gums are the best defense against loose and missing teeth; failing to be diligent can lead to much bigger problems down the line!
How a Periodontist Will Help
The first thing a periodontist does is take a look at your gums. If you’re lucky, irritated or bleeding gums may be the result of a poorly chosen toothbrush or frequent flossing and not any periodontal disease!
If you’re a little less lucky and suffering from periodontal illness, your periodontist can help you diagnose your gums; restore comfort and some measure of health immediately; offer you a treatment course that’ll have you back to normal as quickly as possible.
The periodontists at Eagle Family Smiles are experts at dealing with minor and major cases, including severe forms of gum illness - even if you’re a patient with a problematic medical history. Our services include root cleaning and even debridement, where damaged or dead tissue is removed - so you can be sure that we’ll restore your gums to health in a way that’s pain-free, hassle-free and, most importantly, safe.
To find out more about how we can treat your gums, and our other range of dental services, call us today at (610) 458-5165 . We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.