Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the US. It can be hard (if not impossible) to detect unless you visit a dental office like Biscayne Dental Center. We take the remediation of periodontal disease seriously.
Healthier smiles are happy smiles.
Stopping gum disease is all about detecting it. Although a visit to a dental center is ideal, there are a few indicators you can look out for in the in-between.
Detecting Gum Disease
Believe it or not, 47% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of periodontitis. That is an incredibly high percentage. The hardest part of combatting the disease is detecting it. Here are a few of the signs and symptoms you should look out for when it comes to detecting gum disease:
Chronic bad breath
Gums receding from teeth
Bright red gums
Puss and infection between teeth and gums
Bleeding after even a light brushing
If you think you have any reason to worry about the disease, make an appointment at a dental center or dentist office.
Periodontitis and Treatment
Biscayne Dental Center is dedicated to stopping gum disease in its tracks. Our very own in-house periodontist, Dr. Mario Iraheta, actually specializes in reversing and treating gum disease. His extensive education and experience has helped countless patients develop a healthier, happier smile.
Treatment usually begins with a deep cleaning and scaling. Scaling involves removing plaque and calcium buildup. The second step is usually focused on planing roots and providing prescriptions if any are necessary. When gum disease has progressed to far, treatment usually involves trimming gums surgically, sometimes even requiring damaged bones to be reshaped (based on client needs).
With almost half of the adult population in the US suffering from gum disease, it makes sense to try and prevent it. At Biscayne Dental Center, we help prevent, reverse, and treat gum disease in people of all ages.