One of the biggest oral health challenges in America today is periodontal disease, which is also commonly known as gum disease. This common condition affects millions of people worldwide, yet many people don’t take steps to treat and protect themselves. Here at Three Trees Dental in James Island, SC, we provide periodontal care for all ages!
What are common signs you need Periodontal Care?
- Sore, swollen, or infected gums
- Gums bleed with brushing
- Bad breath
If you develop periodontal disease, the tissue which firmly holds your teeth in place can begin to be affected. If not treated by a dentist—such as Dr. Gardner—your gums will begin to recede, you will start to notice big gaps between your teeth, your jaw bone will start to decay, and eventually your teeth will become loose and fall out.
How To Treat Periodontal Disease
If you are only experiencing mild symptoms, Dr. Gardner will discuss your oral hygiene routine with you and suggest areas where improvements can be made.
You should brush your teeth properly at least twice per day, and make sure that you floss regularly between your teeth. Visiting Three Trees Dental in James Island, SC regularly will ensure that your teeth are cleaned well and that any hardened plaque which you are unable to remove from brushing alone is removed!
Once the plaque has been removed, Dr. Gardner can offer you tips to help keep plaque levels low in the future. We are equipped to diagnose, treat, and, if necessary, refer you to a Periodontal Specialist to save your smile.