Among the causes for periodontal (gum) disease are genetic susceptibility, smoking, and other illnesses like diabetes. Periodontal maintenance involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. Most gum diseases are preventable with proper oral hygiene. However, what can start out as gingivitis (inflamed or bleeding gums) can quickly turn into periodontitis. In such cases, gums pull away from the tooth to create “pockets,” thereby exposing a dental root to infection. It can also lead to prolonged bad breath, loose teeth, painful chewing and other complications.
This video shows you the symptoms and health consequences of untreated gum infection.
Periodontal Maintenance Therapy
This video shows you how periodontal maintenance therapy is crucial to prevent periodontal disease from worsening or causing additional complications for your oral and systemic health.