Periodontal disease is gum disease. It is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults.
Dr. D’Amico is a dental detective who can properly diagnose gum disease. The warning signs are gums that are tender, red, swollen or bleed easily; gums that have pulled away from the teeth; persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth; permanent teeth that are loose or separating; and changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite. These are all signs that your dental health may be suffering from gum disease.
Gum tissue naturally forms a seal around the tooth, but if there is any contamination on the tooth’s surface, the gum tissue will not seal against the tooth. When this happens, the jawbone and root of the tooth are vulnerable to bacterial invaders.
Periodontal disease can advance into periodontitis, which is a disease that occurs when there is a breakdown in the seal between the gum and the tooth. Bacteria get below the gum tissue seal and around a tooth, and they begin to destroy the part of the jawbone that anchors the teeth.
If you suffer from advanced periodontitis, the bone loss around your teeth can quickly become severe. So, it’s absolutely essential that you choose a competent and experienced dentist like Dr. D’Amico to assess your condition.
Dr. D’Amico is a well-qualified dental professional who can assess your condition and determine the best treatment for managing periodontal disease. So, put your dental care into the hands of a dentist who can give you exceptional care.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can protect your oral health from the degenerative effects of periodontal disease, please contact 315-446-6620. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!