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More About Periodontics
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry specializing in areas of the mouth that surround and support the teeth. These areas include your gums, alveolar bone, cementum and your periodontal ligament.
Periodontists treat inflammatory diseases that affect gums and structures around your teeth. They identify and access signs – such as inflamed gums, bleeding, bad breath, receding gums, tooth sensitivity, abscesses and loose teeth – that could lead to periodontal diseases. If your gums are inflamed or tend to bleed quite easily, you may need to see our periodontist.
Types of Periodontal Diseases:
To learn more about our periodontist and how we can guide you on your path to oral health, please call our office to speak with our scheduling coordinator.
- People who smoke or chew tobacco
- Some systemic diseases, such as diabetes, can lower your body’s resistance to infection, making periodontal disease more severe.
- Many medications, such as steroids, some types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, some calcium channel blockers, and oral contraceptives can affect the gums. In addition, medications that reduce your salivary flow can result in a chronically dry mouth, which can irritate your oral soft tissues. Let Dr. Nejati know about your medications and update your medical history at the dental office when any changes occur.
- Crowns and Bridges that no longer fit properly, crooked teeth or fillings that have become defective can contribute to plaque retention and increase your risk or developing periodontal disease.
- Pregnancy or use of oral contraceptives increases hormone levels that can cause gum tissue to be more sensitive to the toxins and enzymes produced by plaque and can accelerate growth of some bacteria. The gums are more likely to become red, tender and swollen, and bleed easily.
- Gums that bleed easily
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Pus between the teeth when the gums are pressed
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
- Any changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- Any change in the fit of partial dentures
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