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Periodontal Care

Diagram of periodontitis and health tooth at HomeTown Dental at Irving in Irving, TXPeriodontal care is essential to maintain oral hygiene and health. If you're wondering what periodontal care is, the word "periodontal" means "around the tooth." So, periodontal care means caring for the area around your teeth.

Why Periodontal Care is Necessary

Four out of five people suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, but most of them go undiagnosed as they are usually in the initial stages and are painless.
However, they can swiftly develop into more serious periodontal diseases. These are categorized into gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis, depending on its severity. In advanced periodontitis, you may even lose your tooth, which is why you must give appropriate attention to periodontal care.

Periodontal Maintenance

There are some home remedies that you can adopt to prevent periodontal disease. These include:
•  Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a dentist-recommended toothpaste.
•  Using a soft toothbrush that gets into all the crooks and crannies of your teeth, and does not rub the protective covering, enamel, on your teeth.
•  Flossing daily.
•  Rinsing your mouth with a dentist-recommended mouthwash once a day. It helps remove any plaque that the brush is not able to remove.
•  Avoiding smoking and tobacco.
•  Visiting a dentist for regular dental exams.

These steps are necessary to maintain periodontal care. While you must adopt these, you should also observe if you are already experiencing any signs of periodontal disease.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

These include:
•  Bleeding gums: Blood coming out of your gums regularly always signifies a disease. You must meet with Dr. Williams and Dr. Williams at HomeTown Dental at Irving right away to find the cause of it.
•  Growing space between your teeth: If you are noticing that spaces between your teeth are expanding, you should visit us as this happens because of bone loss.
•  Constant bad breath: Growing bacteria in your mouth causes persistent bad breath.
•  Red gums: Swollen red gums are not normal and are a symptom of periodontal (gum) disease.
•  Loose teeth: You should visit our expert dentists as soon as possible as teeth only loosen because of bone loss or weakened periodontal fibres, which is not a good sign.

Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Your periodontal examination will usually include:
•  Dental x-rays to examine tooth position and to detect any tumor and decay.
•  Assessing tooth decay.
•  Assessing any previous fillings.
•  Oral cancer screening where our doctors will examine your face, neck, tongue, gums, throat, and cheek tissues to observe signs of oral cancer.

Depending on your condition, the dentist may recommend medication and mouthwashes or do procedures like scaling or root planing to clean your teeth and gums from tartar and toxins. However, if the disease has progressed to become severe, you may have to undergo a root canal, which involves removing the soft center of the infected tooth.

Book an Appointment With Us

Periodontal maintenance is vital for ensuring oral health and preventing periodontal (gum) disease. Therefore, you must observe good oral hygiene practices.
If you are already experiencing some symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our expert dentists today. Call us today at (682) 204-5777 to discuss any questions and to schedule your dental exam.

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