It is crucial to accurately diagnose and manage oral diseases as they can have a significant impact on your overall health and can result in the loss of teeth. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection that causes your gums to separate from your teeth, ultimately resulting in harm to the jawbone and oral function. Diagnosing gum disease early on can make the treatment process all the more effective. We offer periodontal assessments to determine if you are at risk for periodontal disease, in which case we suggest preventative measures, or if a bacterial infection has already onset, in which case we begin the preservation process. If the diagnosis is positive, we recommend undergoing disease control which can involve a variety of treatments to manage the damage and restore or retain your teeth. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to preserve your smile and prevent further ruin.
Prioritizing oral hygiene can have a significant impact on the lifespan of your teeth. Measures that can be taken to prevent bacterial infection and the onset of gum disease include: