Gum Disease & Periodontics

Periodontitis or gum disease is caused by bacterial infections that have accumulated on your teeth and gums. Initially, periodontal problems are not noticeable and do not cause any issues, but they would advance to damage your teeth and bones with time. Getting the gum disease treated at an early stage and maintaining proper oral hygiene is the only way to stop this damage. Visiting your dentist Dr. Rogowska for a regular check-up can help you identify periodontal problems early.

What are the stages of periodontal diseases?

Periodontal problems should be addressed at an early stage, or else they can get worse over time. There are four stages of periodontal diseases:

  • Inflammation- Periodontitis begins with gum inflammation known as gingivitis. You might notice bleeding gums, tooth discoloration during this stage.
  • Early periodontal disease- In this stage, your gums recede or pull away, leading to the formation of small pockets between your teeth and gums. These pockets can get filled with harmful bacteria, which would cause damage to your teeth, jawbones, and overall health.
  • Moderate periodontal disease- If left untreated, the early stage advances to moderate periodontal disease, wherein you might experience pain, bleeding gums, and high gum recession.
  • Advanced periodontal disease- In this stage, the connective tissues holding your teeth start getting damaged. The gums and bones start getting destroyed, and you might experience pain while chewing, along with severe bad breath and a foul taste in your mouth.

Who are the candidates for periodontal treatment?

You can lookout for the following symptoms, and in case these occurs, contact our dental office in Hollywood, FL, immediately to know if you have acquired gum disease:

  • Bleeding gums during brushing.
  • Bad breath.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Receding gums.
  • Tender, red and swollen gums.
  • Foul taste in your mouth.

Our dentist Dr. Rogowska will thoroughly examine your mouth before starting with your treatment.

Getting periodontal treatment in Hollywood, FL

Periodontal disease is a serious issue that can lead to tooth loss and jawbone erosion. If you have not got yourself checked recently or have the symptoms of periodontitis, contact us at Kinga E Rogowska Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our dentist Dr. Rogowska has years of experience in this field. She will thoroughly check your mouth and formulate a suitable treatment according to your needs. You can call us at (954) 961 4300 to book an appointment.