Prevent Periodontal Disease with Thomas S. Vince, DMD
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Prevent periodontal disease in Greensburg, PA, with a deep cleaning from Thomas S. Vince, DMD. Thomas S. Vince, DMD will work with you to give you the best smile possible in Greensburg, PA. We pride ourselves on giving you confidence in your life in Greensburg, PA and beyond. Give us a call at (724) 836-2375 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Vince Provides Professional Periodontal Therapy
The Thomas S. Vince Dental Office provides professional periodontal therapy. If you have a gingivitis or periodontal disease diagnosis, our technicians will provide the proper treatments. We will help heal and mitigate the damage associated with this potentially devastating disease.
Your particular treatment protocol will vary depending on the severity of the disease. It will also vary based on the overall condition of your teeth, jaw, and oral cavity. Treatment methods typically involve a conscientious regimen of at-home care as well as regular professional treatment and deep cleanings. This treatment will minimize the pocket sizes between your teeth and gums, bleeding, irritation, infection, and tooth and bone loss.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal diseases are mainly the result of gum and bone infections and inflammation that surround and support the teeth. In its early stage, called gingivitis, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. In its more serious form, called periodontitis, the gums can pull away from the tooth. This disease also causes bone loss, and the teeth may loosen or even fall out. Periodontal disease is mostly seen in adults. Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the two biggest threats to dental health.
Warning signs of Periodontal Disease
The following are warning signs of periodontal disease:
- Any change in the fit of partial dentures
- Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- Bad breath or bad taste that will not go away
- Gums that have pulled away from your teeth
- Loose teeth
- Painful chewing
- Red or swollen gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Tender or bleeding gums
What Causes Periodontal Disease?
Bacteria in the mouth infect tissue surrounding the tooth, causing inflammation around the tooth leading to periodontal disease. When bacteria stay on the teeth long enough, they form a film called plaque. This substance eventually hardens to tartar, also called calculus. Tartar build-up can spread below the gum line, which makes the teeth harder to clean. Then, only a dental health professional can remove the tartar with a deep cleaning and stop the periodontal disease process.