Preventative Dentistry / Periodontal Treatment is an important part of general oral health and hygene. Caring Family Dentistry treats and protects your gums from disease.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Your gum tissue is not attached to the teeth as high as it may seem. There is a very shallow v-shaped crevice called a sulcus between the tooth and gums. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line in the sulcus, where they cause the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged, the sulcus develops into a pocket: generally, the more severe the disease, the greater the depth of the pocket.
Caring Family Dentistry provides a soft tissue management program to treat early stages of gum disease. Of course, we will refer you to a periodontist if the condition warrants.
Several warning signs that can signal a problem:
- Gums that bleed easily
- Red, swollen, tender gums
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
- Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- Any change in the fit of partial dentures
Visit Caring Family Dentistry to prevent and/or treat gum disease and the issues associated with it.
Monday: 8AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: by appointment only
Friday: 8AM – 2PM
Saturday: 8AM – 1PM