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Periodontics is a dental specialty that treats the structures supporting the teeth, including gums, bones, and other soft tissue. At Inspire Dental we have a team of periodontic dentists and hygienists who are specially trained to provide this unique care to our patients, and work with our general dentists to identify and care for issues as early as possible for better outcomes.

Periodontal care includes treatment and special cleanings for gum disease, structural correction to treat receding gums or repair connective tissue, treatment for bleeding gums, cosmetic adjustments to the gums, and comprehensive plans to treat and prevent bone loss.

What is Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. There is a very shallow v-shaped crevice between the tooth and gums. Periodontal disease starts in this crevice just below the gum line and attacks the supporting foundation of your teeth. When this area of the gums is damaged, a periodontal pocket will develop. The deeper this pocket becomes the more severe the disease will be.

If the disease is left untreated it will lead to tooth loss and increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and arthritis. If this process is detected early the disease can be treated without surgery.

Gum Disease Risk Factors

Some factors will increase the risk of developing periodontal disease these include neglected oral hygiene, smoking, dental restorations that became defective, systemic diseases such as diabetes, several medications. Some of the alarming signs include bleeding gums, swollen tender gum, permanent teeth that are loose or changed position or persistent bad breath. Our periodontists and periodontic hygienists can help you identify these risk factors and share information and resources to help you take control of your oral health.

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