While a general dentist can perform comprehensive procedures, a Medford periodontal expert has specific training, advanced abilities, and considerable experience that a general dentist lacks.
Continue reading to determine when you should see a periodontist, how they may assist, and how timely treatment can help you avoid gum damage and tooth infection. Make an appointment with your trusted periodontist now if you experience one or more of these typical signs of gum disease.
This is a standard indicator of progressive gum disease. If one or more of your teeth become loose, you should schedule a periodontal consultation as soon as possible to prevent tooth loss.
A diminishing gum line is a slow process that many patients are unaware of for years.
Suppose you notice an increase in sensitivity to extreme cold or hot beverages and foods. In that case, the recession may have aggravated to the point where the roots of your teeth are susceptible or exposed to infection.
If an extraction is not necessary, moving forward with the procedure can potentially harm the bone, cause discomfort, and necessitate additional surgical procedures to restore the bone.
When a general dentist removes a tooth the traditional way, it might result in several complications such as:
At Northwoods Dentistry, we believe that treating problems early is critical when they are less problematic. Come visit us. We’d like to hear from you!
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