Gums disease is a microbial infection of the gum tissue. It’s a serious condition that begins as gingivitis and may progress to periodontitis. Based on the American Academy of Periodontology, half of the adult US population is afflicted by gum disease at some stage in their life which makes it one of the most prevalent diseases on the planet.
During an average checkup, your dental professional or dental hygienist will take away the plaque and tartar previously mentioned and underneath the gum line of the teeth. For those who have some indications of gingivitis, your dental professional may suggest that you come back for future cleanings- more frequently than two times annually. Your dental professional might also recommend that you employ a tooth paste or mouth rinse that is FDA-approved for fighting gingivitis.
If left untreated, gingivitis can become periodontitis (gum disease). Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that eventually leads to the destruction of the connective tissue and jawbone. If left untreated, it can lead to shifting teeth, loose teeth and eventually tooth loss.
Prevent gums and teeth by flossing the teeth every day to get rid of plaque from areas inside your mouth where the toothbrush can’t achieve. Flossing removes food contaminants from between and around the teeth, including debris which has become wedged in to the gum. You might not have the ability to see these contaminants, but flossing can expose and eliminate them, reducing gum inflammation and eventual infection.
Dr. Khoury recommends also the use of a mouth rinse in addition to flossing. An antimicrobial mouth rinse can offer additional help in controlling plaque. Medicines might be combined with treatment which includes scaling and root planning or deep cleaning to start treating gum disease.
Everyone deserves a healthy, brilliant smile – and Dental Implant & Periodontal Surgeons, P.C. is committed to making that happen with the mutual care and treatment of Drs. Sam Khoury and Juan Carlos Cabrera.
We believe that teamwork is the ultimate way for comprehensive patient care. Drs. Khoury & Cabrera utilize the latest in cutting edge technology, such as the PiezoSurgery, Guided Dental Implant Surgery and also perform clinical studies on regeneration of bone. Finally, for patient comfort, they both utilize IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry) and controlled delivery of local anesthesia with the Wand anesthesia machine.
We welcome your patients to our office and trust that they will be highly cared for.