PEMBROKE PINES FL GUM DISEASE THERAPY
Ensuring Healthy Teeth & Gum Foundations
Ensuring that your gums remain healthy will help keep your teeth in good condition as well, as your gums provide the necessary foundation for your teeth. Performing good daily oral care and having routine dental check-ups are critically important. A skilled dentist will be able to pick up any incipient gum disease and get you started with gum disease treatments. You may get symptoms that should warn you to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment with your dental team at Pembroke Pines Dental Associates. Symptoms such as teeth pulling away from the gums, bleeding from your gums, or prolonged bad breath can all be warning signs of gum disease.
Prevention of gum disease is the first goal, but if you are at a higher risk for getting gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, reversal is possible if you get started early with treatments. Working with your dentist is key to optimal treatment. If not treated, gum disease can rapidly advance, which could lead to oral surgery or tooth extraction. Treatment is geared to treating the infection/inflammatory process; the sooner the start the better the outcome. It is important to recognize the conditions that are known risk factors for gum disease, such as diabetes, smoking and hormonal changes in women, etc.