Periodontics is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues of the teeth; the gums and the bone. If not properly cared for, inflamation can lead to tooth loss and bone damage. The causes of gums disease and gum recession are multiple and complex.
What do you typically evaluate periodontics patients for?
At our practice, we regularly see patients for the following:
In addition, clenching and grinding, at times, can cause fremitus (vibration and loosening of teeth), or abfraction/cervical erosion (an erosion of the tooth at the gum line) and receding gum tissue. This will be addressed by our dental practitioners.
Research has shown that the control of diabetes is enhanced by the elimination and control of periodontal disease. Additionally, inflammatory periodontal disease is now considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Further research is ongoing at this time.
Meet Dr. Arnold Binderman, our periodontist.