Periodontics is a dental specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses of the supporting and surrounding tissues of teeth. We provide a variety of periodontal treatments and procedures at Healthy Smile Dental Care to keep your gums healthy.
What Causes Periodontal Disease?
Oral bacteria can reach and infect the tissues surrounding the teeth, causing inflammation. This bacteria buildup, known as plaque, eventually hardens into tartar, also known as calculus. Tartar buildup can develop below the gum line and cause periodontal disease. Tartar can only be removed by a dental professional to halt the progression of periodontal disease.
Symptoms of Periodontitis
Gums that are bleeding
Gums that be red, swollen, or painful
Gradual bone loss
Bad breath or discoloration
Why Would You Need to See a Periodontist?
The keys to maintaining good oral health include daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to a general dentist for complete cleanings and exams, but it only takes a small amount of unnoticed plaque and tartar to lead to gum disease. Patients with severe or complex gum disease will be referred to a periodontist for treatment and prevention of recurrence. There are also cosmetic reasons to consult a periodontist. Periodontal plastic surgery can fix a variety of cosmetic issues with your smile, such as excess or receding gums and missing teeth.
The field of periodontics encompasses a wide range of dental issues and treatment options, but all periodontists strive for the same outcomes: to restore diseased gum tissue to good health, to improve the appearance and function of your smile, and to assist you in maintaining good oral health so that you can keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
How Is Periodontitis Treated?
Scaling and root planing is a technique that removes plaque and tartar that has spread to the tooth's root. This is the only treatment that many people with periodontitis require. Periodontists may also perform additional treatments in some circumstances such as replacing bone that has been lost due to periodontal disease.
Get in touch with our team at Healthy Smile Dental Care to learn more about our services. Call our dentist in Hialeah, FL, at (786) 345-2040, book your appointment online, or visit our Hialeah, FL 33018, dental office at 3412 W 84th St #110.