SEVEN HILLS DENTAL
Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry
When to See a Periodontist
If you’re looking for an expert in dental care, look no further than the periodontist. Periods often arise because of gum disease or bacterial infection but can also occur due to heavy metal exposure like lead which causes swelling around one's teeth and mouth area-the worst place possible if there were any issues with their appearance! The goal here will be prevention through proper brushing after each meal (and not forgetting those pesky braces) as well as regular cleanings every two months at least; however these don't always work out depending on how big your town/city is where tooth decay has taken over completely unchecked.
The process of gum disease begins with the accumulation and colonization of bacteria on teeth, primarily around areas where there is soft or gingival tissue. As these organisms grow in number they feed off their host which causes inflammation; this response damages some cells causing an infection near your mouth's outer layer (dental plaque). The body then sends out phalanxes to destroy any infected structures found within its territory - commonly known as recession! As people age, their teeth become crowded and irregular. The spaces between them widen as the tissue that makes up jawbone recedes due to tooth loss which can eventually result in an unstable bite or even more severe problems like loose dentures.
Referrals from General Dentists and Self Referral
There are several ways treatment from a periodontist may be sought. In the course of a regular dental check up, if your general dentist or hygienist finds symptoms of gingivitis or rapidly progressing periodontal disease they should refer you to one for consultation so that he/she can find out more information about what steps need taken next. There is no need for a referral to receive a consultation.
If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, it is important that you schedule an appointment with a periodontist without delay:
Diagnosis and Treatment
A dentist's work is not done until they have extensively examined the condition of your teeth and gums. This includes an examination for signs or symptoms that may indicate periodontal disease, such as redness around tissues in contact with food between tooth surfaces; if these are present then treatment options include surgeries like dental implant surgery which can replace missing teeth while preserving bone Hawkeye along its length - providing complete support to weak jaw muscles by providing attachment points where there were none before.