Patients with gum disease that has advanced beyond mild gingivitis have periodontal disease. For them, a dentist may recommend periodontal treatment to remove concealed tartar (bacterial deposits), restore the health of the gums, and save the affected teeth.
– Periodontists are specialist dentists who treat diseased gums, inflammation and any resulting damage.
– Gum disease and bacterial buildup are significant causes of tooth loss.
– Having regular dental checkups helps to minimise the risk of periodontal problems.
Left untreated, periodontitis and the body’s natural inflammatory response will, unfortunately, destroy soft tissue and jaw bone.
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