Periodontics from the Greek words Peri (around) and -odonto (tooth) is a field of dentistry that focuses on the study of the supporting structures of the teeth. Periodontal disease or commonly known as gum disease as its name implies is a condition that affects the soft tissues or gums. It is characterized by the inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) that if left untreated can progress to periodontitis or advanced periodontitis.
At Cambridge Dental Group, we provide multiple procedures that can help in reversing the effects of periodontal disease. It is to ensure that it can be prevented in time before turning into a more severe dental concern that can affect overall health.
Our services include:
- Gum Graft Surgery
- Dental Crown Lengthening
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Root Surface Debridement
- Bone Grafting
- Gum Surgery
Periodontal disease is a condition that should not be underestimated since it can cause multiple dental complications if left untreated. Numerous studies found the link of gum disease to other health problems which makes the early detection and urgent treatments even more essential. The problem with gum disease is that if a patient does not undergo dental checkups and cleanings the early signs cannot be diagnosed. The condition is silent and would usually show its symptoms if it has already progressed to a more severe problem.
Benefits of Periodontics
- Helps in the preservation of the teeth and oral structures by serving as a preventative treatment for the signs and symptoms of gum disease.
- The procedure involves deep cleaning which removes harmful bacteria buildups not only on the surface of the teeth but also on the gum line for a more thorough clean.
- It helps prevent the spread of the infection and the development of other dental complications.
- The teeth are not the only thing that can be noticed in a person; the gums also play a significant part in the overall appearance of one’s smile.
- It helps with the detection of other dental complications that are starting to develop. The dentist can then recommend treatments to save the health of a patient.
- Gum disease is one of the reasons for the development of bad breath. Performing preventive measures can help in keeping a naturally fresh breath all day and every day.
- It prevents bone loss, gum recession, and tooth loss for the maintenance of a pleasing appearance and dental health.
- Keeps the symptoms of gum disease at bay to prevent it from worsening.
If you experience early signs of periodontal disease, like your sudden bleeding of gums, bad breath, loose teeth or excessive gaps, contact our office at Cambridge Dental Group for Periodontics in Dearborn Heights, MI.