If your smile is affected by periodontal disease (gum disease), our knowledgeable dentist may recommend periodontal treatment in Ocoee, Florida. Periodontal disease is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque. As plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) build up on the tooth structure, the bacteria may infect the gums. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to loss of the teeth and bone structure, as well as receding gum tissue. You may suffer from periodontal disease if you notice the following signs and symptoms:
- Swollen gums that bleed easily
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Tooth pain when chewing and biting
- Red, tender gums
- Receding gums or teeth that appear longer than usual
Dr. Baaqee may recommend scaling and root planing, which are deep cleaning methods, to improve your oral health. The aim of scaling and root planing is to remove bacteria, plaque, and infected tissue from above and below the gumline. We may also recommend another type of periodontal treatment, depending on the severity of the condition and your response to treatment. To learn more about periodontal treatment and how we can restore your oral health, we welcome you to contact us soon at Classic Smiles.