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Periodontics (Gum Disease)

During your oral exams, our dental team looks for potential periodontal problems in your mouth. To participate in your own oral health care, here are some symptoms that might indicate that you need and may benefit from periodontics.

  • Your gums bleed during brushing or flossing.

  • Your teeth feel like they have shifted or loosened.

  • Pus is coming out from between your teeth and gums.

  • Your gums feel tender, sore or painful.

  • You have persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.

  • Your gums seem to have separated from your teeth.


A regular cleaning is recommended every 6 months to remove any plaque from hard to reach areas. If patients have neglected their oral hygiene or have not been to the dentist in a long time large amounts of buildup or calculus can form. This can lead to a condition called periodontal disease. With periodontal disease, calculus can cause a loss of bone around your teeth. This may result is loosening of teeth and can cause you to have greater risk for cavities or tooth infections. A deep cleaning may be needed to remove all the buildup/calculus and maintain a healthy mouth.  




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