Why You May Need a Periodontist?
Periodontal or gum disease is a chronic infection of tissues that will not go away on its own. Treatment is required as the disease attacks below the gum line causing the attachment between the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. If you don’t get periodontal disease treatment, eventually teeth can become loose and may need to be extracted.
First Choice Dental periodontist Dr. Robert Baima gives you comfort-conscious care if your gum disease has progressed. But with regular checkups, First Choice Dental’s experienced staff will find periodontal disease early and begin treatment at any of our locations. Unfortunately, many people don’t know they will need periodontal care because they may have no symptoms or pain in the early stages. Regular checkups are important!
The Warning Signs of Gum Disease
- Gums that bleed easily — healthy gums do not bleed!
- Red, swollen, tender gums
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
- Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
- Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- Any change in the fit of partial dentures
If you have any concerns about Gum Disease call First Choice Dental for an appointment immediately. Then, get regular dental checkups to make sure any early gum disease is treated properly.
If you’ve already been diagnosed with the disease, and are looking for an experienced periodontist that specializes in the newest, comfort-conscious treatment and technology, make an appointment with Dr. Baima at our downtown Madison office on Park Street.
Here are some suggestions from our periodontist on how you can prevent gum disease.