When Is It Time to See Your Winter Park Periodontist? Here Are Three Symptoms that Say Now!

As we approach the end of the year, now might be the time to think about a visit to your Winter Park periodontist, Dr. Jeffrey Sevor, and his team of gentle experts. Putting off any kind of regular visit to your dentist is never a good idea, but it is especially important to consult with your periodontist when you suspect your oral health isn’t what it should be. Still, how does one know for sure whether or not an appointment is necessary? Here, we’ll look at three symptoms that tell you it is.

When You Have Trouble Eating

When upper teeth don’t rest comfortably on top of lower teeth, a bad bite is often the culprit. Bad bites can result in more than discomfort while eating; they can cause excessive stress to be placed on certain teeth, and that can lead to tooth damage, wear, and loosening. A misaligned bite can also cause temporomandibular joint disorders, which are those that can affect the jaw and jawbone. For these reasons and more, it’s vital that a bad bite sees professional treatment. Our team can prescribe braces, bite splints, or tooth reshaping, to address your needs, and in other instances, tooth replacement or reconstruction might be the answer. Replacing old or worn-out fillings can also have a beneficial effect.

When Your Gums Are Irritated

If your gums look red and irritated, if they feel tender to the touch, or if you’re noticing small amounts of blood in your mouth while brushing, these are all important signs that tell you a visit to the periodontists may be in order. Why? Because swollen, tender, and/or bleeding gums are all signs of gingivitis, a condition that, if left untreated, can lead to the far more serious periodontal disease. When that happens, the bacteria that caused the bleeding gums in the first place have now begun to attack your teeth below the gumline, eroding bone and leading to tooth loss. The good news is, Dr. Sevor is your periodontist in the Winter Park area who has the knowledge and the technology to reverse gingivitis and potential gum disease — keeping you on track toward good oral health!

When You Have Missing Teeth

If you find yourself smiling less and less because of missing teeth, the time might be now to schedule a visit with us. Today, there is no reason why missing teeth should keep a person from feeling or looking their very best. Dental implants are an extremely popular option for the replacement of teeth because they’re beautiful, function like natural teeth, and are permanent, which means you never have to worry about slippage. They also don’t suffer from decay like natural teeth and are easy to keep clean. Our team of professionals is expert at crafting and inserting dental implants and will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your schedule, needs, and budget. We know how important it is to feel confident about your smile, and dental implants are just one of the ways we can help.

Don’t put off a visit to your Winter Park periodontist. To schedule an appointment with our team, reach out today.