Gingivitis and Gum Disease:
Periodontal Disease (Periodontitis)
Periodontal disease (often called gum disease) is typically signified by red, swollen, painful, or bleeding gums, but in some cases, has no noticeable symptoms. Scaling and root planning, also known as a “deep cleaning”, is the recommended treatment for mild to moderate periodontal disease. More advanced cases are best treated with the periodontist and may require surgical options for the best long-term prognosis.
There are many ways in which teeth can prematurely wear. Some of which are; attrition, erosion, and abfraction. Stress and other factors can lead to nighttime grinding. See our Bruxism section for more information on clenching and grinding.
A tooth with a fracture line, or that is completely fractured through can be a tricky fix. Learn more about what to do with a Cracked Tooth, in our Emergency Dentistry section.