Periodontics focuses exclusively on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. Teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Brushing and flossing after meals and snacks help to remove plaque. The plaque that is not removed may harden into calculus. When calculus accumulates above or below the gumline, the gum tissue becomes irritated and inflamed. An early stage of periodontal (gum) disease called gingivitis. Symptoms of periodontal disease include persistent bad breath, gums that bleed when teeth are brushed, red, swollen and tender gums, gums that have pulled away from teeth, loose or separating teeth, pus between the gum and teeth and a change in one’s bite.

Keeping gums healthy with regular personal oral hygiene practices (brushing/flossing daily) along with dental exams, teeth cleaning and the necessary dental images (x-ray) are all a comprehensive approach to the prevention of periodontal disease.

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