There are plenty of reasons why you should visit your dentist on a regular basis. Dental and oral health is important, even in terms of your overall oral health. Taking care of your teeth and gums is not just a cosmetic issue, but a medical concern as well. When it comes to scheduling your annual exams and checkups, it is important that you make sure that you also visit your dentist. Failing to do so, or failing to keep up with proper at home oral hygiene, can create serious issues. Periodontal disease can be serious, leading to receding, sensitive gums, tooth loss and even bone loss. Here at Briarcliff Smile Design, our dentist in Briarcliff can provide you with the comprehensive dental care that you need, including any periodontal work as well.
Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gingivitis. With regular dental visits, your dentist can catch any signs of gum disease during its earlier stages in order to prevent any advancement and more serious damage. Periodontal disease is the later stage of gingivitis, and aside from bleeding, sensitive gums, your gumline may also recede, you may develop pockets full of plaque and other bacteria, and you may even experience bone loss and tooth loss. Here at Briarcliff Smile Design, our periodontist, Dr. Armando Battista, can provide you with comprehensive periodontal treatment to get your oral health back on track. As gingivitis advances it begins to spread below the gumline. The plaque begins to buildup and your gumline can begin to pull away from your teeth. This plaque can cause serious damage to the roots of your teeth and even your jawbone.
Our periodontist here in Briarcliff can help clean out these pockets and plaque and reattach your gums to your teeth if possible. Periodontal root scaling and planing can also be prescribed to help get rid of the excess plaque thriving in your mouth. Multiple visits may be required and antibiotics may also be prescribed as well. If you believe you have any symptoms related to periodontal disease or exhibit any of the risk factors such as smoking or diabetes, then make sure to call us here at Briarcliff Smile Design and schedule an appointment with our periodontist today.