Gum Disease Therapy for Glenpool, Bixby & Beyond
Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums that gradually destroys the supporting tooth structures, resulting in tooth loss. The primary culprit to gum disease is bacterial plaque. This is a thin colorless film that sticks to the surface of your teeth. Bacteria in this film cause gum tissue irritation, swelling, redness, and bleeding. Other factors that play a role in periodontal disease:
- Clenching and grinding of teeth
- Poor nutrition
If untreated, the gums will begin to separate from the tooth causing attachment loss, bone loss, and subsequent tooth loss. Therefore, proper oral hygiene with a balanced nutrition will help stop the progression of periodontal disease. Please note that in the some cases, the best home oral hygiene will still be ineffective against the disease and professional dental intervention is needed to help stop the disease’s progression.
Because the early stages of gum disease may not have symptoms obvious to you without the help of a dentist, it’s important to visit our Sapulpa dentistry practice every six months for a checkup. By identifying potential problems early, we are able to use general and restorative dentistry procedures to correct problems before they become larger issues in need of more costly and invasive dental procedures.
Drs. Mohanna and Georgy offer gum disease therapy to restore your oral health and your confident smile. Contact us for your appointment today.