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Depending on your needs, we can offer surgical or non-surgical treatment for your periodontal disease.
What is it?
The word “periodontal” literally means “around the tooth”. Periodontal Disease (also known as “gum disease”, “pyorrhea” or “periodontal infection”) is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to an inflammation under the gums, and if not treated, this inflammation can destroy the bone around your teeth. This results in tooth loss. 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal infection.
Read about the risks of untreated periodontal disease by clicking here.
More importantly, research has associated periodontal infection to several serious medical problems; including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. As ongoing research continues to define how periodontal disease is associated with these and other health problems, good oral health is essential. Good periodontal health is a key component of a healthy body.
On Going Infection?
How does that work?
Have you ever gotten a splinter? If the splinter was not removed, it most likely became red and infected. Because the splinter is a constant source of bacteria, it didn’t heal until the splinter was removed and your immune system conquered the bacteria.
During a chronic infection, your immune system is unable to conquer the bacteria on its own, and the pain and redness continue to worsen.
Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the pockets around your teeth. You cannot fight off the infection alone, but with periodontal therapy, we are able to remove debris and bacteria from the site, allowing the gum to heal.
Burst of Infection?
What causes it?
People with periodontal disease have low resistance to periodontal bacteria. This causes an ongoing gum infection that grows in “bursts” of activity. Each time it grows, more support for your teeth is lost. Some factors that can cause a “burst” of activity are:
Poor oral hygiene
Stress or tension
Do I have a Periodontal Infection?
Symptoms of Periodontal Infection
Symptoms are Typically Painless
Periodontal infection is usually painless until it reaches an advanced stage. However, there are some symptoms which can indicate the presence of periodontal infection.
Red or swollen gums
Bleeding when brushing (pink toothbrush), or at other times
Aching, itchy, sore or tender gums
Receding gums (teeth beginning to look longer)
Pus between your teeth and gums when you press down on the gums
Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
Any change in the fit of partial dentures
Loose, separating or protruding teeth
Spaces between teeth
If you notice any of the above warning signs of periodontal infection, please contact us immediately at (520) 625 – 2311.
Your gums can look and feel quite normal and yet deep pockets of periodontal infection can still be present.
Dr. Jamison is a Periodontal Specialist
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Call today to make your appointment, it is your first step towards a healthier mouth, which is crucial for a healthy body.
We will take a 3D CT scan of your mouth, and Dr. Jamison will examine your oral health. We will learn about you, find out what would work best for you, and start a plan.
Give us a call today at (520) 625 – 2311.
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