Periodontics - College Park, MD
Periodontal disease is more commonly known as “gum disease". This condition can be linked with some health conditions such as diabetes, premature labor, cardiovascular disease, and several others. It’s also the main reason for adult tooth loss.
Gum disease, if left untreated, can severely affect the health and function of your smile. To restore your gums and protect your teeth.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.
If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentists may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planning (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease.
Dr. Armin Salimi offers a variety of periodontal treatments in College Park, Maryland. Please contact our Expert Smiles dentist if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of gum disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!