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As the name suggests, periodontics refers to dental care that focuses on preventing and treating gum disease. Specialists in this field spend several years training before they can become certified by completing an additional coursework component focused around maintaining jawbone health through aesthetic treatments like teeth cleanings or surgery if necessary.
Reasons for periodontal treatment
Gum disease is a progressive condition which begins with mild gum inflammation called gingivitis. It's the leading cause of tooth loss in adults living in developed countries, and should be taken seriously because it can lead to more serious issues like oral cancer or periodontal (gum) prosthesis failure.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause severe damage to your mouth and even lead you lose a tooth.
Periodontitis is an infection that starts when bacteria living in plaque irritates the surrounding tissues around teeth causing them pain as well as damaging bone health leading up until loose or missing entire set of pearly whites!
There are several reasons why periodontal treatment may be necessary:
In the case of mild/moderate periodontal problems, a team approach will be taken to curing the underlying bacterial infection and then providing advice on most appropriate home cleaning methods.
It is important to keep your teeth clean and healthy. This can be difficult when you have periodontal disease, but it's easy with the right tools! It may require a deep scaling procedure in order remove bacterial plaque from teeth (tartar) or if there are loose tooth/teeth that cannot be saved due too advanced gum degeneration like loss of jawbone mass at time of indexing.
The periodontist is a dentist who specializes in restoring functionality to the mouth when teeth have been affected by gum disease or other issues.
Dental hygiene is important for your overall health. When you visit the dentist to get a cleaning, they will remove bacteria and calculus build up that can prevent further damage in order to stop an infection from spreading.