Are You Paying Attention To Your Periodontal Health?
Posted March 27, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
How easily could you recognize signs of poor periodontal health? While many patients are aware that they need to be careful to avoid gum disease, there may be some confusion on the threat this condition poses. You may not feel pain, but your gums can look red, or swollen. You may notice that they are more sensitive, and will bleed more often when you brush. These changes can indicate that you are dealing with gingivitis. Your dentist can help by providing you with a Perio Tray, to fight the infection. It is important to seek prompt care if you think you are experiencing poor periodontal health, as gum disease that progresses into a more severe state can become permanent.
If gum disease is not addressed in time, it may progress, and you can suffer periodontitis. When this takes place, the condition can be permanent, and your only recourse can be to have its effects managed. Patients with advanced gum disease face the prospect of losing teeth. In fact, serious gum disease is the leading cause for tooth loss experienced by adults.
When you have the services of a comprehensive dentistry practice, you can trust that your smile enjoys superior protection. Your dentist can work with you on something like gum disease, but they can also provide cosmetic dental treatments. Of course, they are also ready to step in when you need restorative work for something like a cavity, or if you just need to undergo a routine dental checkup.
The health of your gums is important to your overall health. Your dentist will examine your periodontal tissue for any signs of concern during a routine examination. Of course, if you see a potential problem between visits, you can set a time to come in and talk – the team at Wager-Evans Dental is prepared to help you enjoy your best, healthiest smile. Located in Reno, NV, we are happy to take in patients from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To set up your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.