At RC Dental Concepts, our periodontics dentistry services guarantee high-quality care for your gums. Our skilled team is dedicated to ensuring comprehensive gum health, offering a range of treatments to address various periodontal issues.

From routine cleanings to advanced gum disease therapy, we prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout every process step.

What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist devoted to preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal Disease (also known as gum disease). This chronic inflammatory condition affects the gums and the bones supporting the teeth.

Periodontists also receive training on the placement of dental implants. They undergo extensive training in these areas, which includes three additional years of education beyond dental school.

What Is Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)?

Periodontal Disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection that affects the tissues supporting the teeth. It is usually caused by inadequate brushing and flossing, which leads to plaque buildup.

Initially, it appears as swollen, red, and bleeding gums, a condition known as gingivitis. If left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, where plaque hardens into tartar, worsening the condition.

Periodontitis can spread to the bones around the gums, causing pain while chewing and potentially leading to tooth loss. The bacteria in the mouth are the leading cause of this condition, affecting the gums and the tooth root surface, the periodontal ligament, and the jawbones.

Early detection and treatment are crucial to prevent its progression and maintain good dental health.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease can present with various symptoms, including:

  • Swollen, tender, or red gums
  • Gums that bleed easily, especially during brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums, resulting in teeth appearing longer
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Pain while chewing

Periodontal Disease Treatments

Periodontists at RC Dental Concept are trained extensively in surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat gum disease. When detected early, periodontal Disease can be effectively treated and reversed through proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and using antibacterial rinses.

Periodontal Disease Treatments

  • Scaling and Root Planing: A deep cleaning below the gumline to remove plaque and tartar, promoting gum reattachment.
  • Root Surface Debridement: Thorough cleaning to control bacterial infection in gum pockets and tissue beneath.
  • Oral Inflammation Treatment: Utilizing topical or oral antibiotics to manage periodontal Disease.
  • Surgical Treatment of Periodontitis: Options include pocket reduction surgery, gum grafts, and bone grafts for advanced cases.
  • Dental Implants: Replacement of missing teeth with natural-looking solutions provided by periodontists, experts in both soft and hard tissues.

Tips to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Preventing periodontal Disease is crucial because its severe stages cannot be fully reversed. Establishing a preventative care routine is important to maintain good oral health. This includes daily brushing and flossing to remove plaque and prevent buildup effectively.

Additionally, using interdental brushes and water flossers can help remove plaque between teeth. Regular dental visits every six months for cleanings are essential to remove plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach places.

Get Expert Periodontal Care

Revitalize your smile with expert periodontics dentistry services at RC Dental Concepts. Schedule your appointment now for comprehensive gum care!

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