If you have been experiencing sensitivity and frequent bleeding when you brush your teeth, you might be one of the millions of Americans struggling with gum disease. This is a common condition that can create some serious dental health problems if it goes untreated. Dental Wellness of Wilford can help get your oral health back on track with periodontal therapy in Milford, Ohio.Contact Us
Periodontitis (commonly referred to as ‘gum disease’) is an inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth. This disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria that hardens into plaque and tartar. Over time, this accumulation causes inflammation of the gums, bleeding, and bad breath. If left untreated, periodontitis can worsen and threaten the structural integrity of your teeth.
Periodontal therapy refers to a series of procedures designed to combat and eliminate periodontal disease. The treatment will depend on the progression of the disease. In milder cases, therapy can be guidance on self-care and oral hygiene.
In more severe cases, treatment can look like scaling and root planing – a procedure that involves making space between the gum tissue and the teeth before scraping away the plaque buildup. Only in the most severe cases is surgery an option.
You don’t have to keep living with the symptoms of gum disease. At Dental Wellness of Milford, our goal is to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Call us today today to learn more!