WHAT ARE PERIODONTAL CLEANINGS
and why are they important?
When plaque, food debris and bacteria accumulate around the teeth, the absence of proper oral hygiene, this can create serious gum-related infections. The most common of which are Gingivitis and Periodontitis.
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Gingivitis and Periodontitis?
- Improper and irregular brushing
- Lack flossing in daily oral hygiene routine
- Missed dental appointments and routine checkups
Gingivitis is an inflammation, redness or tenderness and bleeding of gums. The patient may also experience pain and halitosis. This condition however, is reversible, and the health of the gums can be restored with the help of periodontal cleaning and oral hygiene maintenance.
Periodontitis is a more aggressive, advanced version of Gingivitis, and occurs when left untreated. This condition can produce redness, swelling, pain and bleeding of the gums. In some cases, inflammation is so severe that it results in the formation of gaps between the tooth and the gums. Resulting in visible gingival recession and exposure of dental roots, which can lead to severe mobility, and early loss of teeth.
HOW CAN PERIODONTAL INFECTIONS BE PREVENTED
through periodontal cleanings?
If your teeth bleed every time you brush, you may have a periodontal infection. Book an appointment with our team at Rock Ridge Family Dentistry today to learn how you can restore the health of your gums, and keep gum-related diseases at bay!