Gum disease can do more than ruin your smile.
What is periodontal disease?
Bacteria from the mouth can get into the bloodstream when the gums are inflamed. Periodontal disease is also a known risk factor for developing heart disease. The team at Brookline Dental Specialists can help!
Periodontitis is a common and preventable condition caused by a bacterial inflammation of the gums called “gingivitis.” if not treated periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and is a risk factor for people with heart or lung diseases. Symptoms include swollen, red, and tender gums.
Can I treat periodontal disease at home?
- Brush your teeth after meals.
- Use a soft toothbrush and replace it every three to four months.
- Floss daily.
What is periodontal therapy?
Periodontal procedures restore health to the gums and bone that support the teeth and prevent tooth loss. Scaling and Root Planing are deep-cleaning techniques that are the best starting point to control gum disease.
If you have questions about periodontal care, contact Brookline Dental Specialists.
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