Gum disease typically starts out with periodontal tissues that appear inflamed, or bleed easily when brushing. At the same time, many gum disease sufferers also experience problems with chronic bad breath.
If you have noticed any of these symptoms you should schedule an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Robert Berkowitz. In a case of gingivitis, a thorough dental cleaning and improve oral hygiene habits can help prevent it from worsening into periodontitis.
Without professional intervention, the chronic periodontal inflammation could cause an infection to develop around the roots of multiple teeth. This could eventually lead to significant oral health complications including the loss of healthy bone structure and systemic inflammation.
The source and severity of your gum disease will directly influence the treatment plan that Dr. Berkowitz advocates.
After your gum disease has been addressed you will need to maintain consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to floss between each of your teeth and gumline every day.
Attending your routine dental checkups twice a year will also help to monitor the health of your gums to catch any redeveloping gum disease problems.
If you are in the Anderson, South Carolina area and you have periodontal health concerns, you should call 864-642-4630 to schedule an appointment at Trinity Dental Center.