Worried About Your Teeth or Your Smile? We Can Help!

Our mouths are a complicated part of our bodies that require regular attention from dentists and other skilled professionals. When you take the time to visit them, you increase your chances of keeping your mouth healthy and your teeth in place for your entire life. When you don’t see a dentist or hygienist regularly, you might find yourself searching for periodontal treatment in Orlando. People often wonder what warning signs they should watch for, that might suggest the need for treatment, and may have concerns about oral health in general. Let’s take a look at a few of those concerns, here.

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Most of us have brushed our teeth only to spit out minor amounts of blood while rinsing. This is not unusual, especially if you’re brushing with a hard toothbrush, or doing so vigorously. But if bleeding gums are a consistent result of brushing, you may have a condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums that get worse with time. It’s important to address this condition as soon as possible, because it can be easily treated and reversed through regular professional cleanings. The bad news is, if left untreated, it very often leads to more serious oral health issues, including gum recession, loose teeth, and eventual tooth loss.

Gum Disease

Gingivitis is actually on a spectrum of symptoms that, if neglected, often leads to a far more serious condition called gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is actually quite common, affecting nearly 50% of adults over 30, and more than 80% of Americans by age 45. Gum disease that’s left untreated is characterized by infections, caused by the bacteria in dental plaque, that destroy the bone around your teeth, which can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, our offices offer some of the best periodontal treatment in Orlando, so if you suspect you’re suffering from it, now is the time to consult with us. We’ll work with you to devise the best treatment plan available for your unique needs, all delivered by our expert and gentle staff.  It’s important to schedule treatment right away, because the sooner you do so, the better your chances of halting the disease in its tracks and even reversing its effects.

Missing Teeth

While our teeth are meant to last us our lifetimes, many of us end up losing one or more of them as adults. When that happens, it can be upsetting, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Today’s modern dentistry offers a number of solutions, including an increasingly popular option — dental implants. Implants are small titanium posts inserted into the patient’s jawbone in place of missing teeth. They act as foundations for bridges, crowns, dentures, or other dental prosthesis, and we are experts at crafting and fitting our patients with them. Implants look and act like natural teeth and can help you feel confident about your smile again.

If you’d like to learn more about periodontal treatment in Orlando and how we can help you feel good about your smile, contact us today.