Periodontal disease is often the direct result of long-term poor oral hygiene practices. Hardened tartar that accumulates near the gumline can lead to the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis. Time and other factors such as tobacco use or chronic medical conditions like diabetes can sometimes accelerate the development of periodontal disease.
As time goes on the inflamed gum tissues can start to pull back causing the patient’s gumline to recede. As it progresses this degree of periodontal disease can gradually allow concentrated pockets of infection to build up deep in the gum tissues near the roots of multiple teeth.
Without professional intervention this condition, known as periodontitis can gradually deplete healthy oral bone structure and potentially lead to the loss of multiple teeth. As time goes on a patient with chronic periodontal disease might also experience health complications related to systemic inflammation.
If you have been experiencing significant gum health issues, you need to seek out timely diagnosis and treatment from a dentist like Dr. Alan Rembos and Dr. Jose Alvarez. After performing some essential diagnostics to determine the severity of the problem he will present you with a treatment plan.
In a case where a significant amount of bacterial material has accumulated near the roots of your teeth, our dentist might recommend an osseous procedure. It can be performed on an outpatient basis to remove the infected material, while also addressing any minor deformations in the surrounding bone tissues.
The process will also remove any lingering tartar deposits to help your gums heal without further risk of inflammation.
If you are concerned about the health of your gums and you live in the Marco Island, Naples, Fort Myers, and Sanibel, Florida, area, you should consider calling one of our 4 convenient locations to set up an appointment at Alan Rembos DDS.