Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal dentistry refers to caring for the gum and bone structures that support your teeth. Without this healthy foundation, your ability to keep your teeth throughout your lifetime could be at risk. Ironically, this area of dentistry is the least recognized, and many of us unknowingly neglect our gums. Watch out for the common signs of periodontitis, including:

  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Gums that appear to be pulling away from the teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Excessively bad breath

In the event you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, your access to our advanced periodontal therapy programs at Neumann Family Dentistry is your key to the restoration of your gums and the prevention of future problems. With the help of Dr. Neumann and his team, you can be confident in the health of your gums and supportive structures.

Q: My gums bleed. Why is this?

A: Gums affected by periodontal disease become red and inflamed, often bleeding during brushing or flossing. Timely treatment can reverse these conditions. However, if these conditions are ignored, your periodontal disease can worsen, becoming a condition called periodontitis. Periodontitis is much more difficult to treat.

Periodontitis affects your gums, bone and teeth in a manner that cannot be reversed. To prevent tooth loss, you may require more extensive, specialized treatment from your general dentist or even a periodontist. If left untreated, periodontitis results in tooth loss – teeth either fall out on their own or must be extracted. If you don’t diagnose and treat periodontitis in its early stages, you may require extensive surgery to save your teeth and may put yourself at risk for other serious health problems.

Q: What is periodontal disease?

A: Gums affected by periodontal disease become red and inflamed, often times bleeding during brushing or flossing. If treated in a timely manner, these conditions can be reversed, preventing periodontal disease from developing. Periodontitis is much more difficult to treat. Periodontitis affects your gums, bone and teeth in a manner that cannot be reversed. To prevent tooth loss, you may require more extensive, specialized treatment from your general dentist or even a periodontist. If left untreated, periodontitis results in tooth loss – teeth either fall out on their own or must be extracted. If you don’t catch periodontitis in its early stages, you may require extensive surgery to save your teeth and may put yourself at risk for other serious health problems.

According to Caesy Dental Education, “Ailments associated with periodontal disease include respiratory disease, pneumonia, strokes, ulcers, difficult-to-control diabetes, low birth weight babies, and infective endocarditis, a dangerous infection of the heart valves. Researchers recently discovered that this chronic infection in your mouth creates an open doorway for plaque bacteria to enter the blood stream. These bacteria (Streptococcus sangguis) may cause blood clots that can block your arteries and even trigger a heart attack.”

Pinhole Gum Treatment

Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ is one of the leading techniques in treating patients with receding gum lines.

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