Advanced periodontal disease can cause tooth loss and other oral concerns. Fortunately, it’s completely preventable! At R&R Dentistry, our deep cleaning and other periodontics services help patients maintain adequate periodontal health. We want you to enjoy the benefits of a smile that looks and functions at its best.
Commonly known as periodontitis or gum disease, periodontal disease is a result of inflammation and infection around the hard and soft tissues that support your teeth. It forms from harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar that accumulate around the teeth and under the gums over time. Patients are generally unaware that they have periodontal disease since the progression is painless. Practicing good oral hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly can prevent the disease from occurring or worsening.
Another thing you can do to protect your smile is be aware of the warning signs of periodontal disease. These include:
You might think good oral health only keeps your teeth and gums in great condition, but it does much more than that! Good oral health also supports systemic health. Research has shown that there are links between periodontal disease and heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory concerns. We emphasize the importance of prevention and early detection through guidance, support, and quality care.
Are you concerned about periodontal disease? Call R&R Dentistry today and ask about our deep cleaning service. We’re happy to help Delray Beach residents feel confident with a healthy and beautiful smile!