Periodontal care is the part of dentistry that focuses on keeping your gums healthy and strong. Even the healthiest tooth will be lost unless it has a healthy foundation. Unhealthy gums increase the risk of bone loss around the teeth, which can progress to tooth mobility and eventually tooth loss. Three out of four adults suffer from periodontal disease at some time in their life. The best way to prevent gum disease and cavities is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques plus regular visits to your dentist.
Parkview offers a few options of treatment, including newer, non-surgical, no stitches, laser-assisted periodontal treatments with our cutting-edge equipment. Care for people with alcohol and other drug addictions. All treatment plans are individualized, ensuring that each person’s unique needs are met to promote healing and recovery. Dignity and respect are foundational values that guide our work. Periodontal maintenance, or having your teeth cleaned every 3 to 4 months is a key factor to keep the periodontal disease under control in patients that underwent periodontal surgical or nonsurgical treatment.
Who needs periodontal treatment?
Patient who have the following symptoms:
Bleed easily, especially during flossing and brushing
Gums are painful to the touch
Gums are swollen, or swell frequently
Gums are red, rather than pink
Surround teeth covered with tartar/plaque
If you are having any of these symptoms please contact us for a consultation. It is important you do so at the first signs or symptoms, as it was demonstrated by studies that periodontal disease is closely linked to other systemic conditions like heart problems, diabetes, pregnancy complications, etc. The doctors from our team can work closely with your physician in choosing the best approach for you overall health!