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What Is the Importance of Periodontics?


Posted on 8/8/2022 by Pine Belt Periodontics
What Is the Importance of Periodontics?Periodontics is the treatment and management of the tissues surrounding your teeth. This can include the removal of plaque, calculus, and other toxins below your gumline. Typically, periodontics aims at helping patients to enhance their quality of life by preventing tooth loss due to infection or inflammation by providing the best procedures. In addition, such treatments will bring other benefits that may include:

Improved Oral Health


The treatment of gum disease, also known as 'Periodontics,' can help you maintain good oral health. This is because the gums and bones around your teeth need to be healthy for your teeth to be strong and healthy. If your gums are not healthy, it can lead to several issues, including tooth loss and decay. Therefore, it is essential to receive regular periodontics treatments from your dentist before problems worsen.

Prevention of Tooth Loss


Periodontal disease is a progressive infection of the gums and teeth supporting structures, leading to tooth loss if left untreated. Plaque is a bacterium forming within your teeth and gums that leads to periodontal disease. If left for a long time on your teeth surface, plaque can harden to tartar, which may require a more complex dental procedure. These bacteria can irritate and inflame the gums around your teeth. Further, the inflammation can pull away from your gums from the tooth's root, increasing the chances of decay underneath your gumline. In addition, plaque bacteria can penetrate the tissues surrounding your teeth, producing toxins that irritate and damage gum tissue and bone, eventually leading to periodontal disease if left untreated.

A Better Quality of Life


Gum disease can cause pain in the mouth and make eating difficult. When left untreated, it can worsen over time and lead to more serious health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. You can avoid these potential complications down the line and enjoy a higher quality of life overall by acquiring early treatments for visible complications.

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