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When to See a Periodontist


Posted on 8/8/2022 by Evan Admin
When to See a PeriodontistA periodontist is a dentist specializing in dental health care and diseases affecting the gums, teeth, and supporting structures within your mouth. Due to their extensive training and advanced skills, periodontists can treat patients that other dentists cannot. Let's see when you need to see a periodontist:

Bleeding Gums Treatment


If you are suffering from bleeding gums, it is important to visit an oral specialist. Sudden and severe bleeding can lead to a serious problem that requires immediate attention from a specialized dentist. Prolonged bleeding may lead to anemia and other complications. Periodontists have the necessary skills and knowledge to cater to such treatments.

Eliminate Bad Breath


Bad breath may be a sign of gum disorder. It is mainly caused by bacterial growth in your mouth, which produces a foul smell. Bad breath is a serious indication of a severe infection in your mouth that will require immediate treatment. Periodontists will provide a suitable treatment for the bad breath, leaving your mouth with a fresh breath.

Treat Gingivitis and Periodontitis


Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, while periodontitis is inflammation of the gum and bone tissue. These conditions can be treated with scaling and root planning, deep cleaning, and more advanced procedures like gum grafts, flap surgery, or even tooth extraction if required. However, only specialized dentists like periodontists can provide such functions.

Treat Redness on The Gum Line


You may notice redness on the gum line when brushing your teeth. This is usually caused by plaque building up below the gum line. It can also be caused by irritation from hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks, as well as certain medications. If you notice redness on your gum line, talk to your periodontist dentist about getting treatment. They can gently clean below the gum line using special instruments to remove plaque and tartar deposits.
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