Periodontists specialize in the gums and bone surrounding teeth. While overall oral health has improved in North America, an astonishing 4 out of 5 people still have periodontal disease. Gum disease is the number one reason for lost teeth, and it can also have implications in terms of your overall health.
What can you do to avoid periodontal disease?
Proper oral hygiene including brushing and flossing, a balanced diet with limited sugars and regular dental visits can all help reduce you and your family’s risk of gum disease.
Common symptoms of periodontal disease:
- Tenderness or discomfort of the gums
- Bleeding gums when you brush or floss
- Extra spacing between teeth that is caused by bone loss
- Everyday bad breath
- Signs of pus or infection around teeth and gums
- Receding gums or red and puffy gums
- Loose wiggly teeth
How a periodontist can help
At the Cholakis Dental Group, our specialty dental professionals are here to help. Our periodontal services can help identify and treat periodontal disease, whether it’s in the early stages of gingivitis where cleaning can do the trick, to more severe cases where mouth rinses or even surgery are needed.