Periodontal Therapy Specialist
Do your gums bleed? If yes that can be a result of periodontal disease, which is commonly known as gum disease. This condition affects one third of the adult population and is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. To help you fight this condition, Dr. Sundaresh and the team at Fourth Ward Dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina offer Periodontal Therapy, a branch of dentistry focused on gum disease. If you would like to learn more please call or use the online booking tool.
What are the causes of Gum Disease?
There are many factors which result in periodontal diseases and one of the main reasons for gum disease is the plaque. It is important to remove it through brushing and flossing before it mineralizes into tartar (bacteria release toxins from tartar into the gums).
The expert dentists at Fourth Ward Dentistry examine your oral health to find out if there is any sign of gum disease. Whenever there is a bacterial invasion on your gums the inflammatory response starts in form of gum inflammation and deeper pockets.
How periodontal diseases are diagnosed?
The expert team at Fourth Ward Dentistry carries out a few steps before the final diagnosis of gum disease. Dr Raghav Sundaresh and the dental hygienist document all the clinical findings such as probing and bleeding in which they measure the extent of gum attachment loss.
The measurements more than 3mm and bleeding shows the presence of disease. The shape, texture and mobility in teeth are also checked and finally, the digital x-ray also helps us to find out periodontal disease.
What is the Treatment for periodontal disease?
After finalizing a diagnosis according to the severity of gum disease, the team will develop a customized treatment plan for you. In mild disease, it will only take one or two settings with our hygiene teeth to recover the problem along with good oral hygiene practices at home. After that, you will be called for a maintenance appointment to keep your oral cavity healthy.
In advanced periodontal disease, which is followed by severe bone loss and inflammation, a proactive approach will be taken by the dental team at Fourth Ward Dentistry to stop further deterioration of bone
What is the procedure like?
The team at Fourth Ward Dentistry has the right tools to halt the progression of gum disease and restore you gum health. In early stages, namely gingivitis, a professional cleaning is all that is needed.
In more advances stages, namely periodontitis, the team at Fourth Ward Dentistry might suggest a scaling and rooting procedure where they used specialized technology to remove plaque and bacteria from under your gums.
Dr Raghav Sundaresh and the specialized team may suggest a medicated rinse, an electric or ultrasonic toothbrush, and other specific strategies to help you with your home care routine.
What is the relation between Mouth and Body?
Our mouth and body have great impacts on each other the bacteria present in our oral cavity can affect conditions such as heart disease, stroke, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and even certain types of cancer. Bleeding gums provide a direct pathway into the bloodstream, oral bacteria deposits can be found in other parts of the body. Research has shown that inflammation in the gums can aggravate diabetes. This relationship between two chronic conditions emphasizes the importance of oral care
Regular dental exams, professional cleanings, and good home care practices are essential to managing periodontal disease so book your appointment right away at Fourth Ward Dentistry.