Periodontitis is a big word for advanced gum disease that starts out as gingivitis. Most of the time it can be avoided if you regularly visit the dentist because of the warning signs.
It is an infection of the gums that can cause major damage to your gums and teeth. If you are curious about periodontitis and think that you might have it please give us a call so we can set up an appointment.
The best ways to prevent periodontitis is to maintain excellent oral hygiene. Visit the dentist about every 6 months. Floss and brush every day and you can use a strong mouthwash to kill any harmful bacteria. If you do find out you have gum disease take your recovery seriously. The sooner you take action the more likely you are to recover.
- Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing
- Bad breath
- Tooth pain
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
Get the health of your teeth and gums back on track by coming in for a periodontist consultation!