Gum health is important for both good oral hygiene and overall health, which is why it’s important to prevent and treat periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth decay and tooth loss in adults.
Here are four benefits of periodontal gum therapy:
- Increase Your Confidence. Your gums play an important role in the appearance of your smile because they support and frame your teeth. Gum disease causes your gums to become red and swollen and can also lead to bleeding. Periodontal therapy cleans teeth below the gum line to remove bacteria and buildup, leaving you with healthy gums and cleaner, more beautiful teeth you can be proud of.
- Freshen Your Breath. Unpleasant breath is a key indicator of gum disease. When oral hygiene is neglected, plaque and tartar can build up on teeth and below the gum line. Periodontal gum therapy removes plaque and tartar from teeth, which leads to fresher breath.
- Get Pain Relief. Gum disease can lead to infections that cause pain, soreness, tenderness, and bleeding. When your gums are inflamed, brushing and flossing properly can be very difficult, which tends to worsen your condition. After periodontal therapy, gum disease symptoms will dissipate, providing you with pain relief and better dental health.
- Avoid Serious Health Issues. Bacteria from gum disease that is left untreated can enter your bloodstream and cause serious health issues, particularly in the liver and kidneys. Periodontal therapy helps flush bacteria from the mouth and cleans below the gumline to minimize the negative effects of gum disease.