Most dentists will treat your teeth. But McCosh Family Dentistry also treats the areas around your teeth, including your gums, bones, and supporting ligaments. This is known as periodontal treatment. Periodontal dentistry is a specialized field that only specially trained dentists are allowed to perform. It can be essential in treating things like gum disease and other common oral health issues and can help ensure a brighter, healthier, and comfortable smile.
Periodontal disease can affect the gums and is very common among most people. The problem is very few people know that they have it because the early stages of periodontal disease are relatively symptom- and pain-free. It is only when the disease advances to the stage when you can feel discomfort that it becomes an issue — and by then it may be possible to treat it to keep it from becoming worse but it may be too late to do anything to reverse it.
An estimated four out of five people will suffer from periodontal disease at some point in their lives. It is the top cause of tooth loss and according to some studies could be linked to other conditions including stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
But at McCosh Family Dentistry, our periodontal services can identify problems with the gums, bones, and supporting ligaments in their early stages and correct them before they can cause damage or pain. Good oral health combined with regular dental visits with a professional trained in the treatment periodontal disease — such as McCosh Family Dentistry — can help reduce the risk of developing periodontal disease.
But the best way to prevent periodontal disease in the first place is by early detection. At McCosh Family Dentistry, our periodontal services can spot the symptoms of gum disease and periodontal disease early before they can take hold. Then we can provide you with the treatment you need so that it doesn’t advance into a serious problem.
For periodontal treatment that can make your smile brighter and your mouth happier and healthier, visit McCosh Family Dentistry, South Florida’s full-service dental care provider.