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Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that causes damage to the gums and if left untreated, can actually destroy the jawbone. It is usually caused by poor oral hygiene and is fairly common. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and is also a risk factor for lung and heart disease.
If you think you might be suffering from periodontitis or any type of gum disease, don’t hesitate to call us and make an appointment today!
Periodontitis Treatment Options
After being diagnosed with periodontitis we’ll create a treatment plan to best care for your smile. The most important thing is to keep your teeth clean to prevent further damage. Some common treatment options are scaling, root planing, antibiotics, soft tissue grafts, and bone grafting. No matter your situation, we’ll be able to create a plan that works best for you!
How To Prevent
- Brush and floss at least twice daily
- Use a soft toothbrush
- Replace toothbrush every 3 months
- Use a mouth rinse to reduce plaque
- Get regular dental cleanings
- Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco
Need help preventing or treating periodontitis? Schedule an appointment today!