Do your gums bleed on brushing? You might be suffering from periodontal disease or gum disease. Gum disease is the infection of the gums usually caused by poor oral hygiene. At Roman Dental Arts, we offer periodontics near you to improve your oral hygiene and maintain gum health.
Our teeth are surrounded by gum tissue and bone. A healthy gum looks firm and does not bleed on brushing or flossing.
When plaque starts to accumulate, bacteria can grow in the gum tissue causing periodontal disease. The initial stage of the disease is reversible and called ‘gingivitis.’ If left untreated, it can progress to a more advanced stage of the disease known as ‘periodontitis.’ Periodontitis can cause bone loss, gum recession, and even loss of your teeth. Plaque and bacteria accumulation due to poor oral hygiene is one of the most common causes of periodontal disease.
At Roman Dental Arts, we offer regular cleaning and advanced procedures such as deep cleaning, gum grafts, and regenerative procedures to improve your gum health. Talk to our dentist near you to find out which treatment option is suitable for you.
Fortunately, gum disease is preventable with good oral hygiene. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Use a soft toothbrush to remove plaque from the gum line gently. Ask our dentists in Hackensack, NJ, about the correct toothbrushing technique. Don’t forget to floss! Regular check-ups and cleaning by a professional dentist are also important to maintain your gum health.
Gum health is extremely crucial to maintain your oral as well overall health. If you like to learn more about gum disease or the different periodontal treatment options available to you, contact us today!