Periodontal therapy and what is it?
If your gums are red and bleeding, it is likely that you have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Bone is what holds your teeth in place and the gum tissue is the seal around your teeth and over your bone.
Periodontal disease is the mostly widely spread disease in the world and is the major cause of tooth loss in people over 30 years of age. The sticky plaque on your teeth, called biofilm, release toxins which intern irritates your gums and causes them to bleed.
A more serious condition called periodontitis means that the biofilm has spread below the gum line into the periodontal pocket. This pocket is created when the gum tissues pull away from the teeth. A normal pocket depth is one to three millimeters, but when the pocket is deeper than this, it makes it impossible for you to clean out the pocket.
At our office we take your overall health very seriously. We understand that there is a connection between your overall health and your general health. You can avoid periodontal disease through regular tooth brushing, flossing and through regular hygiene visits at our office.