Periodontal disease is alarmingly prevalent in the American population. The American Dental Association estimates that almost 47% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease. Without professional treatment, this infection and inflammation of the gums can have significant ramifications to your oral health. At the same time, new research has found a link between severe periodontal disease and other medical conditions
Periodontal disease is often caused by hardened tartar at the gumline. This occurs when poor oral hygiene practices fail to fully remove residual food material and plaque from your mouth. This exposes the sensitive periodontal tissues to a constant bacterial presence.
Periodontal disease typically starts out as the condition known as gingivitis. The inflammation in the gums often causes them to bleed during brushing and flossing. In a situation like this your gums might also look red or inflamed, and you might struggle with chronic bad breath.
Gingivitis inflammation can often be remediated by a dental cleaning at Dr. Samy Samaan’s clinic. The professional tools and techniques he uses will remove all traces of tartar from your teeth. Once this is done, you can then prevent further occurrence with consistent improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine.
Without professional treatment, gingivitis will eventually develop into the more dangerous form of periodontal disease known as periodontitis. This can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth forming pockets of infection near the roots. Periodontitis can eventually even compromise the bone structure of your jaw, resulting in multiple tooth loss.
If you live in the Roswell, Georgia, area and you have periodontal disease concerns, you should call 678-245-4952 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Royal Dental Spa.