So, your dentist has referred you to a perio…per…per? A what? A periodontist.
A periodontist specializes in the treatment of gum disease. So, if you have been referred to one, you most likely have some sort of inflammation or gum disease. Or you may be looking for more information on dental implants. Periodontists treat the area of the gums surrounding your teeth. Your gums protect your teeth from harmful bacteria that, in genetically prone people, cause all sorts of problems.
Research shows that there is a link between oral health and other health conditions. Interesting, right? Heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory issues are all correlated with poor gum health. That means when you take care of your gums, you are much less likely to have these issues throughout your life.
These are common Periodontal issues and treatments:
If you want to prevent these issues from starting, see your dentist regularly and commit to your regular cleanings. If you are at greater risk, your dentist may recommend more frequent preventive care. Make sure you are doing your best with your at-home care with regular brushing and flossing daily.
At our office, we appreciate the opportunity to educate you on your oral health and work with you to prevent these issues from happening.
Contact our office today to request an appointment or fill out the form to book online. A team member will reach out to confirm your appointment.
21055 12 Mile Road, Roseville, MI 48066