Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease and gum disease are broader terms for a range of conditions that cause inflammation of the gums. Patients often consider these conditions as easily treatable. However, in severe cases, periodontal disease can lead to abscesses and even tooth loss. Gingivitis (which is the early stage of periodontal disease) may clear up with effective general dentistry. It is important to visit your dentist to avoid serious issues from developing.
There are several effective treatments for periodontal disease, ranging from cleanings to surgical options. Dr. Tejal will carry out a comprehensive exam to evaluate the extent of the problem before making treatment recommendations. Much of the work used to combat periodontal disease takes place at home. Tejal A. Kakade, DMD, FAGD, PC, provides excellence in education when it comes to effective oral healthcare. We want to ensure that you and your family benefit from only the best preventive dentistry measures.
Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease
The common symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, especially when brushing or eating hard food, spitting blood after brushing or flossing, bad breath, a metallic taste in the mouth and teeth that look longer due to receding gums. Other symptoms may include deep pockets forming between the teeth and gums or teeth that are loose.
Gum disease is typically caused by a lack of oral hygiene. However, there are other causes that warrant investigation, such as poor nutrition and diabetes. Attending regular checkups with Tejal A. Kakade, DMD, FAGD, PC, will help us to identify gum disease early so you can receive the treatments you need. If you are experiencing any of the associated symptoms of gum disease, make an appointment at our office today.
Tejal A. Kakade, DMD, FAGD, PC, is committed to your continued health and well-being. Gum disease may be the result of an underlying health issue. Reach out to our team if you have any concerns and would like to book an appointment.