Periodontal Disease is a progressive condition which begins with gingivitis and mild gum inflammation. Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and causes painful, red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Periodontal disease begins when the bacteria living in plaque causes an infection in the surrounding tissues of the teeth. If the infection is left untreated by your Jackson Heights periodontist
at Best Care Family Dental, it will cause the jawbone to recede and the tooth will become loose.
Just like cavity prevention, preventing periodontal disease requires diligent home dental care in combination with professional dental exams and cleanings with your Jackson Heights dentist at Best Care Family Dental. Sometimes though, patients still develop some form of gum/periodontal disease because of outside factors that also affect the health of you gums. These include: Diabetes, Extreme Stress, Clenching/Grinding of Teeth, Medications, Tobacco Use, and Poor Nutrition. If more than one of these factors applies to you, it is doubly important that you schedule regular check-ups with your Jackson Heights dentist
Additionally, women are at a higher risk for developing periodontal disease. Due to the hormonal changes they experience during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause, their oral health usually declines, leaving them susceptible to periodontal disease. We advise our female patients to take caution during these life changes and visit your Jackson Heights periodontist at Best Care Family Dental to see if you'll require special care to maintain your oral health.
Jackson Heights Root Canal
88-09 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
By Green Garden Dental
August 10, 2012