Periodontics is known for the care of gums and surrounding tissue after gum disease is present, and ensuring the symptoms don’t get worse. However, caring for your teeth’s supporting structure and taking preventative measures before gum disease takes root, is also important. Proper hygiene and regular visits to your Fisher Point Dental office can help keep your mouth healthy and happy.
There are mild and advanced forms of gum disease. Gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, is reversible with proper hygiene and in-office preventative measures. More advanced forms, however, are not curable and require constant care to prevent more aggressive symptoms, including the loss of teeth.
At Fisher Pointe Dental, we don’t just treat gum disease. We work with you to keep periodontal disease at bay by offering comprehensive dental exams, and keeping you informed about how your daily habits affect the health of your mouth.
While poor diet can contribute to developing gum disease, other risk factors include:
- Heart disease
- Other diseases, such as diabetes and cancer
Some of the warning signs for periodontal disease, include swollen gums, painful teeth or gums, and constant bad breath. Flossing, proper brushing techniques, and maintaining a good diet go a long way in preventing the onset of gum disease, but we understand that this isn’t always enough. At Fisher Pointe Dental, we can go over your overall health and check the condition of your mouth to determine whether preventative periodontics is right for you. If you’re in the Detroit, Grosse Pointe, or surrounding area, call us to schedule an appointment today: (313) 882-1490.