Have you noticed your gums are red, swollen or even bleeding? Feel like your gums are receding and a tooth may be loose? You may be suffering from an extremely common dental condition known as periodontal gum disease. Although in early stages known as “gingivitis” periodontal disease can be reversed, once it has advanced it is no longer curable, and treatment must be performed to maintain your oral health and prevent the disease from advancing even further. Left untreated, most patients that suffer from periodontal gum disease begin to experience tooth loss, teeth shifting and a range of other complications. At Sunrise Dental of Wenatchee, we are proud to offer periodontal gum disease treatment in Wenatchee for our patients interested in managing their periodontal gum disease. Wondering if you may suffer from periodontitis? Common symptoms to look out for include:
Many patients, however, experience no periodontal symptoms until their condition has progressed beyond gingivitis, scheduling routine dental care with Sunrise Dental of Wenatchee can help reduce your risk of gum disease along with tooth decay and even oral infections.
Periodontal gum disease is a common but preventable disease that affects almost half of the adult population in America. Gum disease is typically caused by poor oral hygiene and a lack of proper dental care, as the disease progresses it begins to cause irreversible damage to the gums and other structures that support your teeth and overall smile. As more damage is done to your smile, teeth can often begin to become loose and even shift in the mouth. Eventually, when left untreated, periodontitis leads to tooth loss, leading to even more complications than before.
During your periodontal treatment in Wenatchee, your dentist will thoroughly clean your smile, including your tooth and tooth roots, ensuring that your gum tissue can properly re-attach and heal. In the event periodontal maintenance is not effective, more invasive treatment options may be recommended to manage your condition.