Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance

At Back Bay Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to preventing any oral issues we can. For that reason, we offer periodontal maintenance for our patients that suffer from gum disease. Although brushing and flossing can be beneficial in the prevention of periodontal gum disease, some patients are genetically predisposed to getting gum disease easier. Our periodontal treatment can help ensure you don’t have to worry.

What is a Periodontal Disease?

A periodontal disease is an infection of the gums; over time and without maintenance, the disease slowly weakens the support of your natural teeth. There are various different periodontal diseases which may require different treatments. These gum diseases are primarily caused by the buildup of dental plaque and tartar, and can typically be prevented through daily at home care.

How Can I Prevent Periodontal Disease?

The best method to preventing periodontal gum disease is effective, daily at-home care consisting of brushing and flossing. At Back Bay Family Dentistry, we also recommend regular professional examinations and cleanings, to help keep an eye on gum disease and ensure we are taking care of it. In some cases, at home dental care is not enough to prevent periodontal diseases; once the disease has started, professional dental intervention is necessary. Other factors that can worsen periodontal disease include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition

If you notice you have constant bad breath, red, bleeding or swollen gums, sensitive teeth or any other symptoms of periodontal gum disease, contact the experts at Back Bay Family Dentistry in D’Iberville today! We are always happy to schedule an appointment and get you in to be checked out.