Periodontics (Gum Treatment) in Wallingford, CT
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When the bacteria in our mouths accumulate on our teeth, they create plaque, which can harden into tartar. If not removed, this tartar can cause gum inflammation and gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease that can usually be treated with healthy flossing and brushing habits.
If gingivitis is left untreated, it can worsen and become periodontitis, or periodontal disease. Periodontal disease causes gums to pull away from teeth and creates spaces called pockets which can easily become infected. Periodontal gum disease can have extremely harmful and debilitating effects on your teeth if not treated.
Signs you may have gum disease:
- Unavoidable bad breath
- Red, inflamed, or tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Sensitive or loose teeth
- Gum recession or long appearing teeth
Our office measures and evaluates your gums at every dental visit in order to prevent this from occurring. Our hygienists take their roles seriously and help patients get healthy and maintain their health.
Regular dental cleanings can help greatly in the prevention of gum disease, and the interval between professional tooth cleaning appointments is determined by the level of care each patient needs.