Healthy gums and healthy teeth go hand in hand. Unhealthy teeth and gums not only affect your dental health but also affect your overall health. As per a CDC report, about 47.2% of people above 30 in the United States suffer from periodontal disease. If the supporting structure of your teeth is affected, periodontists are the most appropriate dental specialists you can consult.
Visit Dr. Natalia Silva, DDS, at Ideal Smiles of Stamford for specialized dental treatments in Stamford, Connecticut.
Periodontal disease aka gum disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the soft tissues of your mouth that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases.
Visiting a periodontist may be required when your gums become inflamed or infected. If your general dentist believes that your oral health issues require specialized care they may refer you to a periodontist.
Below are some conditions that may require a visit to a periodontist:
If you have advanced periodontal disease, you may require dental surgery treatments such as:
Less invasive treatments are recommended for gum issues that are in their initial stages:
To learn more about periodontal treatments, schedule an appointment with Dr. Natalie Silva at Ideal Smiles of Stamford by calling (203) 359-2222 or visit us at 86 Prospect St Suite 300, Stamford, CT 06901.