Gum disease is a serious condition that is pervasive throughout the Miami. Currently, three out of four adults have some form of gum disease, a staggering statistic to say the least. Gum disease is often the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. At Biscayne Dental Center, we take gum disease seriously. Our in-house periodontist Dr. Mario Iraheta specializes in gum treatment and reversing gum disease.
As a multi-specialty dental practice, Biscayne Dental Center provides diagnosis, treatment, and periodontal (gum) maintenance. Proper oral health maintenance is the only way to ensure a healthy smile that will last through the years. Our team of dentists works together to select the best procedures for individuals with, or who are concerned about, gum disease.
Only a qualified periodontists or dentist can determine whether or not you have gum disease. That being said, below are a few signs that indicate an active case of periodontal disease.
- Chronic halitosis
- Gums that are inflamed
- Red-colored gums
- Receding gums
- Gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing
- Tooth loss
- Separation of teeth from the gums
- Puss between gums and teeth
If you have any of these signs, the best course of action is to set up an appointment with our periodontist. Proper analysis can diagnose individual cases that might have otherwise gone undetected. After diagnosis, a plan of action will be developed to rehabilitate the client for a healthier, more attractive smile.
Gum Disease and Other Health Problems
Gum disease by itself is a serious problem, but the condition can lead to complications with quite a few other health problems. Studies have shown that gum disease going untreated has links with everything from osteoporosis, heart attack, and stroke to complications with diabetes. The issues that can arise from untreated case of periodontal diseases are serious and should be avoided at all costs.
Treatments for Gum Disease
Periodontics is an area of dentistry completely revolving around the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. Since Biscayne Dental Center has an actual periodontist accessible to the public who concentrates on gum disease. Gum disease is usually caused by the build up of plaque and calculus that contains harmful bacteria and is difficult to get rid of through normal oral hygiene upkeep.
Our treatments usually start by simply scaling teeth and removing as much plaque and calculus as possible. Then, the roots are planed and post-treatment prescriptions are provided if necessary. If gum disease is too advanced, the periodontist might have to trim gums surgically in order to remove hardened plaque build up. If bones have been damaged, our dentists re-shape them to meet the needs of the individual client.
Gum disease should be treated as a serious condition that requires the help of a health professional who is qualified. With proper treatment and attention, gum disease can be reversed, restoring a healthy, beautiful smile. Consider setting up an appointment with our periodontist and staff today to help maintain proper oral health and overall health.