Oral health is not just about teeth. In fact, gum tissue is are vital to the overall well-being of your mouth. Periodontal treatment (gum treatment) is necessary when a patient has been diagnosed with periodontal disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Periodontal disease slowly destroys the gum tissue and the bone, which can lead to inflamed and bleeding gums, shifting teeth and possible tooth loss. Periodontal disease is hereditary, yet can also be linked to patients who have heart disease and diabetes, as well. Neglect of your teeth and gums can also lead to serious problems over time.
Because early periodontal disease is painless and shows few symptoms, patients are often unaware that there is a problem. For this reason, regular dental visits and cleanings are essential for early diagnosis and treatment.