Periodontal health, which encompasses the well-being of your gums and supporting structures, is fundamental to maintaining a vibrant smile and oral health. At Emery L. Edwards DDS, we promote periodontal care and maintenance, which involve a series of essential practices and routines that not only prevent gum disease but also contribute to the longevity of your teeth.
Periodontal health refers to the condition of your gums and the tissues that support your teeth. Healthy gums are essential for securing teeth in place, preventing bacteria from infiltrating below the gum line, and maintaining the overall stability of your oral structures. Periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, can compromise these vital structures and lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
Common Periodontal Issues
Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. It is usually caused by poor oral hygiene.