Services to Treat and Protect Against Gum Disease

The periodontists at Dental Specialists KC provide comprehensive services and treatments for gum disease in Kansas City, MO. Patients are focused on having bright white and healthy teeth. However, the area that the tissue and bone surround and support is just as critical in good oral hygiene. We offer services to keep teeth healthy below the gum line.
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Poor Oral Hygiene Leads to Periodontitis

Periodontitis is common in people who have poor oral hygiene habits. Inconsistent brushing, poor flossing, and even brushing too hard can all contribute to the disease's development. If a bacterium remains on teeth, it forms tartar that can penetrate the gum line, causing infection and decay. This leads to complications with teeth roots and jawbones.

Risks for Your Teeth and Gums

Symptoms of periodontal disease include chronic bad breath, red and swollen gums, frequent bleeding in the gums, discomfort when chewing, loose teeth, and receding gum lines. One instance of bad breath or bleeding gums doesn’t necessarily mean you have periodontitis, but a frequent occurrence or multiple symptoms are reasons to see a dentist.

Additional Health Risks of Periodontitis

While many of the health problems of periodontal disease attack the gums, teeth roots, and jawbones, some patients are at risk of more severe health issues. Because it starts as a bacterial infection, inflammatory diseases can spread to other areas of the body, leading to heart and lung disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Prevention and Treatment of Periodontitis

Periodontal disease is an all-encompassing term used to diagnose various health concerns of the gums, teeth roots, and jawbones. Since it affects people differently, we have various methods for treatments. Scaling and root planing removes hardened plaque and tartar from the teeth’s root area. Root surface debridement removes bacteria below the gum line. Grafting builds up missing portions of tissue and gums.

Find Relief for Periodontal Disease

If you have symptoms of or have been diagnosed with periodontitis, schedule an appointment at Dental Specialists KC in Kansas City, MO for treatment. We offer various methods to return your mouth to a healthy state and get you back on track to better oral hygiene care. Contact us today for a consultation.

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