Q: What Are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
A: In most cases periodontal disease is silent, with no symptoms. However, some people may experience the following symptoms: bleeding gums, receding gums, loose teeth, gums that are tender to the touch, and tooth loss. Most people with uncontrolled periodontal disease experience bad breath. If you have one or more of these symptoms of periodontal disease, call us to schedule a consultation to discuss what treatment may be best for you.
Q: What Is Periodontal Therapy?
A: Once it has been determined that you have periodontal disease, your dentist or hygienist will likely suggest a nonsurgical periodontal therapy, which involves removing the tartar (deceased bacteria that hardened to the tooth) from above and below the gumline.