Comprehensive Care for Gum Disease
Your oral health is very important to the structure of your jaw as well as the overall health of your body. When you begin to show signs of gum disease, it can lead to damaging health concerns. If left untreated, you can develop periodontitis. This can affect not only your oral health but also the appearance of your teeth and gums.
Periodontal disease is an oral condition that is caused by infection and bacteria developing in the structure of your jaw. Periodontics is an area of dentistry that places focus and attention on the gums and jaw structure of your teeth that can be affected by these conditions. The specially trained dental professional that treats these conditions is known as a periodontist and is required to spend several additional years of training dedicated to helping identify, treat, and prevent periodontal conditions.
At Beauchamp Dental, we offer patients full-service periodontal care to help with severe gum disease, dental implants, and a number of other serious dental concerns. Additionally, a periodontist can help with some cosmetic dental services. The term comes from the root word, perio, meaning around, and dontal, which refers to teeth. Periodontics can refer to a number of services we offer, which are fully customized to meet each patient’s unique needs and oral structure. We understand the importance of treating periodontal conditions and our staff is trained to understand and recognize certain symptoms of periodontitis that can mean other health concerns, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Respiratory disease
In recent years, dentists and general practitioners have been able to recognize certain connections between the above conditions and gum disease. Gum disease can increase the risk of clogged arteries, it can affect your ability to control your blood sugar, it can increase your risk of infection, and much more. Your mouth is the first area of your body that harmful bacteria are introduced to, which greatly increases the risk of the infection traveling to other areas of the body.
Causes of Periodontal Disease and Helpful Treatments
Periodontal disease is typically caused by the bacteria that is found in dental plaque, which develops on the surface of your teeth throughout the day and is cleaned off when you brush. This is why regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are so important. Once you stop brushing, your body will begin to react to the plaque buildup in between your teeth and just below the surface of the gums. This can lead to inflammation and bleeding gums, which are often regarded as the first signs of gingivitis.
Beauchamp Dental works with patients at all levels of gum disease to help reverse as much damage as possible and help patients regain a beautiful smile. We offer a number of delicate restorative dentistry options, including teeth cleanings, root canal treatment, bone grafts, and much, much more!
At Beauchamp Dental we offer periodontal dental care to patients of all ages to help reduce gum disease and restore healthy oral functions. Contact our Doral office to schedule your free periodontist consultation by calling 305-594-2022 today!