Periodontal Health and the Stages of Periodontal Disease - Ford Dental Group - Huntington Beach, CA

Periodontal Health

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Combat Gum Disease with East Peak Dental

Periodontal Health and the Stages of Periodontal Disease - Ford Dental Group - Huntington Beach, CA

Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile. At East Peak Dental in Stateline, NV, we want your mouth to be the healthiest it has ever been. Our amazing dental team will help you succeed in your oral hygiene routine in order to make your cleanings with us as easy as it can be! Here's what you need to know about periodontal health:

What is Periodontal Health?

Periodontal health encompasses the well-being of gums and supporting tissues, characterized by firm, pink gums that don't bleed easily. These healthy gums play a crucial role in anchoring teeth securely and protecting against infection.

The Stages of Gum Disease –

  • Gingivitis: Early stage reversible with good oral hygiene.
  • Periodontitis: Advanced stage leading to tissue and bone damage. The levels of severity of periodontits is determined by a clinical measurement of your gum tissue depth and review of your x-rays to assess the level of bone around your teeth.

Signs and Symptoms –

  • Gingivitis: Bleeding, redness, bad breath.
  • Periodontitis: Receding gums, loose teeth, deep pockets, bad breath and moderate to severe pain when flossing or brushing.

Risk Factors for Gum Disease –

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Medications
  • Hormonal changes

Protecting Your Smile –

  • Brush and floss daily
  • Regular dental checkups
  • Quit smoking
  • Healthy diet
  • Manage health conditions

Early detection and intervention are key to preventing complications. Don't hesitate to talk to our dental team for more customized recommendations.

Beyond the Basics –

  • Additional symptoms: Sensitivity, pain when chewing.
  • Treatment options for periodontitis: Deep cleanings, antibiotics and osseous surgery with a periodontist.
  • Long-term impact of periodontitis if left untreated: Increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

Protect your smile and overall well-being with East Peak Dental. Contact us at (775) 580-7410.