Gum health is a vital part of maintaining your oral health.
Routine dental visits are important to prevent and treat gum disease. Gum disease is commonly caused by plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. The plaque can cause gums to become inflamed and bleed, which is a condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis can advance to periodontal disease, causing gums to pull away from the teeth, which can destroy bones, gum and mouth tissue, and ultimately lead to tooth loss.
Treating gingivitis and gum disease can prevent more serious and painful conditions. Emergency Dental Care in Bonita Springs provides periodontal scaling and root planing treatment, also known as “deep cleaning.” This procedure removes built-up plaque from your teeth. This can be accomplished traditionally or with a laser or ultrasonic device and reduces your chances of losing teeth, bone, or tissue. It’s an important part of preserving your overall dental health.