Why it is important to seek periodontal care when diagnosed with gum disease

Periodontal disease is an aggressive infection that impacts the smile in many ways. It can affect the smile by causing the loss of gum tissue, bone, and teeth. This infection is entirely preventable when patients take great care in maintaining a healthy smile. If a patient is developing the signs of periodontal disease, or has been the diagnosed with periodontal disease, they need to work with a dentist to treat the condition and bring the smile back to health. It is so important that patients seek periodontal care immediately to keep the condition from worsening and causing irreversible damage.

What is periodontal disease?

Also referred to as “gum disease,” periodontal disease is a condition that negatively impacts the smile due to infection. The infection starts in the gum tissues and causes them to shrink, pulling away from teeth and leaving convenient pockets where bacteria can live and thrive. Without a proper diagnosis and effective treatments, the condition can worsen and cause gum loss, bone loss, and even tooth loss. With early detection, many patients have a positive experience in restoring their smile to health.

Why should I seek periodontal care?

Periodontal care is necessary to handle the infection and bring the smile back to health and wellness. This can be a process, though, and may require antibiotics and more aggressive treatments such as scaling and root planing. Periodontal disease is also one of the reasons why dentists encourage patients to visit them every six months for a cleaning and evaluation. Many concerns can be caught in the earlier stages, before they become too damaging, and the dentist can intervene in a way that significantly reduces the progression of the infection in the smile.

Don’t let periodontal disease damage your smile—and your self-confidence!

Seek treatment with our team in Pasadena, TX and take the time to learn about the ways we can repair the damage and halt the progression of your infection. Call (713) 943-9832 and visit the office at 4010 Vista Road. Dr. Paul Covell and his team are here to provide the best possible care for you and your smile!

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