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What Is Periodontics?

May 24, 2017
Posted By: Robinson Township Smiles
Periodontist Coraopolis PA

Have you ever wondered exactly what it is that a periodontist does?

Periodontics at our Coraopolis dental office is the area of dentistry devoted to treating problems related to the supporting structures of your teeth. This includes conditions like gum disease that affect these structures.

Why Periodontics Is Important to You

Treatment of gum disease is an essential part of your overall oral health care. Your gums support your teeth, and if they are not healthy, your teeth are not healthy either.

Gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects about half the American population over the age of 30. You may wonder why gum disease is so widespread. The problem is that many people take a wait and see approach if they notice bleeding or tender gums. After all, if you aren’t in pain, do you really need to see the dentist? (Hint: The answer is YES!)

But all the time you are deciding if dental care is necessary, the infection is attacking your gums as well as the bones and ligaments that hold your teeth in place. Without treatment, you put yourself at serious risk of losing teeth.

Staying a Step Ahead of the Problem

This is why routine dental appointments are so important. When we can monitor your oral health, we can find and treat problems like gum disease before they do significant damage. During your routine cleanings, one of our skilled hygienists will carefully check your teeth and gums and make treatment recommendations if there is a problem. 

If you are thinking of calling a periodontist but are not sure what treatment may be needed, please call our Coraopolis dental office. We will be happy to arrange an appointment for a professional cleaning to get you started and check to make sure that your gums are as healthy as they can be.

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