Periodontics

Periodontics in Charlotte, NC

Gum health should be a top priority for maintaining your overall health. Not only is it essential for your teeth, but also for the rest of your body too. It is widely accepted in the medical community that poor gum health can aggravate other parts of the body. Poor gingival conditions are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other health conditions. To ensure you’re doing what is best for you and your family’s health, Dr. Rebecca Bradley will guide you on how best to maintain good oral hygiene long-term, thus promoting better general well-being!

Periodontics Defined

Periodontics is the dentistry field specializing in preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal disease (or gum disease). Periodontic treatment includes the gums, ligaments, and bones supporting teeth. Advanced gum disease can cause tooth loss and has also been linked to other systemic health problems. The best way to care for your gums, prevent periodontal disease, and ensure your smile stays healthy for a lifetime is to schedule consistent check-ups with a licensed dentist.

Periodontics: Devastating Signs of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease can be categorized into stages based on gum disease symptoms, progressively worsening if left untreated. The first stage is gingivitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the gums. Typically, gingivitis symptoms manifest as red, puffy, or bleeding gums when brushing. This early stage is reversible with good oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

The second stage is periodontitis, where the infection spreads below the gum line and damages the bone and tissues that support your teeth. At this point, periodontal gum disease can only be managed (and not reversed). In the advanced stage of periodontitis, the bone and tissue that support your teeth suffer significant damage, and the teeth become loose or fall out.

As gum disease progresses, it can significantly impact oral health and well-being. Therefore, it is vital to maintain proper oral hygiene and seek professional dental care to prevent and treat gum disease as early as possible.

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease affects billions worldwide. At QC South Dentistry, we understand that gum disease can be a stressful and uncomfortable (yet not uncommon) affliction. That’s why we offer a range of services to treat and prevent the progression of this condition effectively, including: 

For more severe cases of Periodontitis or other specific gum issues, Dr. Bradley may refer you to a gum specialist, called a Periodontist.

Achieve Optimal Oral Health Through Personalized Periodontic Care

Gum health is essential to long-term tooth and overall body wellness, yet many people neglect it. By seeking professional care from an experienced dental team every six months, individuals can reduce their risk of developing gum disease or other injuries. Call 704-909-2366 to find out why periodontic treatment can be vital for maintaining good gum health and ensuring your smile stays clean between visits!