Periodontal Therapy An Overview
Baltimore area native Dr. Welinsky offers comprehensive dental care, including periodontal therapy for treating the various symptoms of gum disease and bringing your beautiful smile back to fruition.
Maintaining the health of your gums is the key to enjoying a lifetime of dental health. Gum disease affects more than 75% of adults at some point in their lives and remains the leading cause of tooth loss. Routine dental care provides the opportunity for Dr. Welinsky to spot the early signs of gum disease during a periodontal screening, significantly reducing the risk of damage to the teeth and gums.
Stages of Gum Disease
Gum disease has two stages and can often progress unnoticed in patients who do not receive regular dental care or are prone to periodontal disease. Early intervention can avoid deteriorating dental health and the need for extensive treatment to address damage to both the teeth and the gums.
- The early stage of gum disease, gingivitis is often noticed by sensitive gums, bleeding gums or gums that appear red and swollen. This is due to an early infection of the gum tissue from the plaque that is building up along the gum line.
- Advanced gum disease, symptoms of periodontitis can include receding gums, shifting teeth and a change in the fit of dental appliances as bacteria moves deeper into the gum tissue and affects the tooth roots.
Common Signs of Gum Disease
Understanding and recognizing the signs of gum disease can prevent progression and possible damage to teeth and gums. Common signs and symptoms can include:
- Red or swollen gums
- Receding Gums
- Loose or shifted teeth
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Persistent bad breath
- Changes in the fit of dentures
- Sores in the mouth
Schedule a Dental Care Exam
Are you experiencing swelling, bleeding or receding gums, loose teeth of chronic bad breath? If so, a consultation with Dr. Welinsky is highly recommended. We are always looking for new patients to join our family practice. Contact us at 410-321-8480 or use our online appointment request form and we will contact you shortly. Our Baltimore, MD area dentist office is convenient for patients in Towson, West Towson, Parkville and many suburbs in Baltimore, MD.