When Periodontal therapy is needed

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a severe condition that can affect you teeth and gums and should not be taken lightly. Left untreated, it can lead to infections, tooth loss, and extensive treatments. However, this condition is manageable with special treatment, like a deep periodontal cleaning. Periodontal disease occurs in different stages and may determine how many and the extent of the procedures that are needed to manage your condition. For advanced cases of periodontal disease, the best course of action is to schedule an appointment with a periodontist.

When is Periodontal Treatment Needed?

Periodontal treatment is recommended when the health of your gums and supporting structures are affected by inflammation and other conditions. You should seek periodontal therapy if you notice any of the following in your oral cavity.

Swollen Gums

Your body automatically responds by swelling when an infection is present. Your gums will swell and begin feeling more tender than usual.

Unexplained Bleeding

You may have a periodontal infection if you notice blood in your mouth when you eat or brush your teeth. Unexplained bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of gum disease.

Chronic Bad Breath

Persistent bad breath (halitosis) that is present regardless of your oral hygiene routine is another sign of periodontal disease or the start of a gum infection. These conditions are a sign that plaque and bacteria are trapped in your mouth and produce an odor. The unwanted smell will not disappear unless the disease is treated and the infection removed.  

Gum Recession

A severe infection in your gum tissue causes them to pull away from your teeth, also known as gum recession. More of your tooth slowly becomes exposed, including the root. Eventually, your supporting bone starts deteriorating, causing your teeth to shift, loosen, or even fall out.  

Visit Pinnacle Dental for Periodontal Treatment

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment at Pinnacle Dental in Grove City. Keeping your teeth and maintaining a healthy smile requires prompt periodontal care and maintenance. Visit Pinnacle Dental for a thorough evaluation of your periodontal conditions. If we can treat your gum disease, we will provide a personalized treatment plan, but if your condition is advanced, we may refer you to a local periodontist. Call us today!