According to dental experts Periodontal (gum) disease are often referred to as a ‘silent malady’ because they do not display pronounced symptoms or pain but are existent leading to conditions such as tooth decay and root canal issues. There are a great number of people affected by periodontal gum disease causing deterioration of the gums and the bone surrounding the teeth. It is a dangerous situation which left untreated can lead to bacterial infections, loss of teeth, and even systemic problems.
So what exactly is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is an umbrella term which denotes a group of related diseases which attack the soft tissue of the gums and the tooth-supporting bone. Surprisingly most of these periodontal diseases are caused by the buildup of harmful bacteria in a biofilm that coats teeth in the absence of effective oral hygiene. And yes, it means that good oral hygiene can keep you at bay from periodontal diseases. In absence of proper dental care and carelessness in performing functions like brushing and flossing daily, you’re at a greater risk of developing gum disease.
Do you know that even behind the most stunning smile there can be gum disease lurking beneath it? So how do you know if you have gum diseases or there are chances of getting affected?
Your dental experts can guide you better to identify the tell-tale signs. However some early warning signs you can identify include redness or inflammation of the edges of the gums, a bad taste in your mouth or bad breath, any degree of bleeding as you brush your teeth or floss them. You will notice that you develop a painful inflammation or pus filled abscess as the disease progresses. These are sign of bone loss or loose teeth or eventual tooth loss.
Why wait until then to seek consultation and treatment! If you see your family dentist regularly, he will refer you to a periodontist you as soon as he notices signs of gum disease. You can simply make things easier if you find any signs of periodontal disease there is no need of referral, just make an appointment at Dr. Sam Khoury’s Clinic in Newtown and come in for a check-up. That is a wise decision more so if you have noticed any warning signs. Despite that fact that periodontal disease is a slowly approaching problem, it does not mean you have to wait till it affects your oral health.
Dr. Sam Khoury with his experienced team of professionals here are known for offering everything, from gentle dentistry to complex dental procedures, in order to keep the smile of their patients at its best. The spectrum of oral care treatments offered by an experienced team of Dr. Khoury includes full mouth dental implants, bleeding gums treatment, gum surgery, receding gums surgery, implant dentures, combined with cutting edge technology for safe and minimally invasive dental care and more.
Everyone deserves a healthy, brilliant smile – and Dental Implant 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.