Many of us are guilty of taking good care of our teeth, but we forget our gums need TLC too. Do you know that neglecting your gums will also affect your teeth? Remember your anatomy and physiology. Your teeth are held in place by gum tissues. If your gum tissues are compromised, like in the case of periodontal disease, your teeth are going to suffer as well. Patients who exhibit bleeding, swollen and red gums should see a periodontist in Pompano Beach.
A periodontist is a dentist specializing in preventing, diagnosing, and treating problems that involve gum tissues.
There’s nothing wrong with brushing and flossing. In fact, your periodontist would always remind you to be diligent in your oral care routine. However, your oral care routine alone cannot stop plaque and tartar from gradually building upon the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline.
When they start multiplying, they can trigger your gum tissues to inflame, and when this isn’t treated right away, your teeth will eventually become loose. To treat gum inflammation, your periodontist will use ultrasonic technology and special instruments to deep clean gum spaces where plaque has accumulated.
Besides performing deep cleaning, your periodontist is also trained to perform minor oral surgeries, including tissue grafts to repair gum damage and gum recession. Periodontists are also qualified to alter the natural contours of your gum tissues to make them more symmetrical. Individuals who are tongue-tied can also be corrected by seeing a periodontist. If you notice odd bumps and lumps in your gums, your periodontist can biopsy your tissues.
For optimum dental health, we encourage you to see your periodontist every year. At Park Plaza Dental, we take pride in our team in providing contemporary, comprehensive, and cost-efficient dental treatments. Our skills, knowledge, and expertise have made us who we are today. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about our services.
If you have any questions about the services we offer, don’t hesitate to call Park Plaza Dental. Our team is here to make your next appointment a comfortable and productive one.