Optimal periodontal health is the foundation of dental health. If the picture that you envision is a beautiful and healthy smile, then the frame around that picture is your gums.
Periodontal disease can be the silent killer of teeth and can have a significant impact on the overall health of the individual. That is why every new patient exam includes a thorough periodontal health screening. If there are concerns, your dentist can manage many levels of periodontal infection through education, in office treatments, medications and enhanced oral hygiene skills training and products.
Equally as important to treating active disease is maintaining your current health. This is particularlly important after recent restorations, pregnancies and other changes in your medical health as you grow older. Preventative care can intercept concerns, before they become problems, with solutions that are far more predictable and conservation then allowing problems to develop into a crisis and active disease.