Periodontics is dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth. For most people, there is a disconnect between the health of their gums and overall well being. The truth is that there is a high correlation between the two.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease encompasses a progressive range of conditions that most often has its beginnings as gingivitis – inflammation of the gums surrounding the teeth as a result of bacteria and plaque buildup. Chronic inflammation of the gums can then result in deterioration and loss of the bone that supports the teeth, and ultimately lead to tooth loss.
Major factors that can increase the likelihood of periodontal disease include:
- Poor brushing and flossing habits
- Lack of professional dental checkups / visits / care
Get the Right Periodontal Care
The very best way to deal with periodontal disease is of course to prevent it in the first place. This is best achieved by developing good oral hygiene habits and regular dental checkups and cleanings. The treatment of periodontal disease often begins with conservative scaling and root planning, often referred to as a “deep cleaning”. With the simple use of local anesthetic the procedure is very comfortable. In many instances, the progression of periodontal disease can be stabilized with scaling and improved home care.
So, if you find yourself asking “Where can I find a trusted dentist near me to help me with my dental problems?” If you live in New Jersey, give us a call and we can help you!
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