Design Dental, of North Liberty Iowa specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry and if you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease we invite you to have a full examination. We can advise you on the right treatment plan for you.
Period disease, or formally known as Periodontal Disease, in its earliest stage is referred to as Gingivitis. It causes gums to become swollen, red and easily bleed. At this stage it is imperative to arrest the gum disease as at this stage it is reversible with good oral health care and professional treatments. Factors that contribute to Gingivitis include aging, smoking, stress, hormonal fluctuations medications, certain medical conditions, and substance abuse to name a few.
Advanced Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease
Perio or Periodontitis is Gingivitis that has advanced. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums, this can lead to tissue and bone break down, gums can separate from the teeth causing pockets that become infected and irritated and may lead to loose teeth and may eventually lead to tooth loss.
Periodontal disease while may initially only produce mild symptoms and damage may well be underway with minimal discomfort to the patient. That is why it is specifically why it is important to maintain regular exams to identify all dental problems before permanent damage occurs.
There are many forms of Perio Disease, diagnosing in its earliest stages are imperative. At Design Dental it is our mission to prevent, educate and preserve your smile.
Good oral health with regular cleanings and exams can minimize dental problems in the future.
Please call us at 319-626-2222 to schedule your appointment.