What Does a Periodontist Do?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum disease. Periodontists can help you manage your gum health and keep your smile looking its best. If you’re experiencing any problems with your gums, it’s important to see a periodontist for treatment as things like gum disease can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

At Village Periodontics, we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to get started improving your oral health!

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone that support the teeth. If plaque isn’t removed, it turns into tartar and calculus that can begin to destroy the gums and bone.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Swollen, red gums that bleed when you brush your teeth are a major indicator of periodontal disease. Other signs include loose teeth, new spacing between teeth, persistent bad breath, receding gums, and tenderness or discomfort. Periodontal disease is the number one reason for tooth loss, so it’s important to care for your teeth and gums to prevent it worsening.

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Regular dental visits and cleanings can help reduce the risk of developing periodontal disease. Brushing and flossing regularly, as well as eating a balanced diet, will also help prevent, or reduce the risk of developing, the disease.

Seeking Care for Periodontal Disease

If you are at risk for periodontal disease or are experiencing the symptoms, it’s important to meet with a specialist right away to prevent further damage. Our team of specialists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and helps you maintain healthy gums and a beautiful smile.

We know that good oral health is important for your overall health and well-being. That’s why our team at Village Periodontics offers a range of services to help, from periodontal evaluations and maintenance to treatment and more. Make an appointment online or by phone today! We look forward to welcoming you.