Periodontal (Gum) Care in Pelham, AL
Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults over 35, and can have negative effects on your health. To get the best care for your gums, Moore Family Dentistry offers periodontal dentistry.
Our periodontal dentistry treatment has many health benefits. Dr. Moore, our Pelham Dentist, will thoroughly assess the condition of your gums and check for symptoms of disease. Gum disease is often associated with other serious health issues like diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Regular checkups to the Pelham Dentist are important to keep you periodontal health on check.
All about Gum Disease
People suffering from poor periodontal health experience tooth loss. They eventually develop gum disease, an infection caused by the bacteria in plaque. Symptoms include gums that bleed easily or are red and tender; receding gums or loose teeth; as well as having persistent bad taste in the mouth. People with bad breath, over or under bite, and those who notice a change in how their dentures’ fit are also candidates for this disease.
If you think you have gum disease, you should see your Pelham Dentist right away. The sooner you receive treatment, the better. In early stages of the disease, called gingivitis, you can still reverse and clear up symptoms with professional cleaning. You will have to follow this up with daily brushing and flossing. Dentists call advanced gum disease periodontitis. This often leads to loss of tissue and bone that support the teeth. If you leave this untreated, it becomes more severe over time. Eventually it causes your teeth to feel loose and start moving.
People with advanced periodontitis are at risk for serious conditions like bone loss and tooth loss. This usually results to changes in the facial structure and loss of chewing function. This happens once their teeth and bite collapse. To avoid this condition, take care of your periodontal health.