Tamiami Dental Center is dedicated to helping diagnose, prevent, and cure periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. The Miami area is no exception to the pervasive disease of the gums that damage so many peoples’ oral and overall health. Current studies show that three out of every four adults are victims of some stage of gum disease. At Tamiami Dental Center, we offer services from experienced professionals dedicated to periodontal health.
As a multi-specialty practice, Tamiami Dental Center is home to periodontal experts with the education and experience needed to diagnose and treat any and every gum issue. Dr. Mario Irehata, the lead periodontist at our practice, specializes in not only treating gum disease, but completely reversing it as well. Oral health means gum health, and maintaining that health requires expert attention.
At Tamiami Dental Center, we provide specialized dental care to give individuals the attention their gums need. Our team of dentists create unique programs to improve the health and appearance of our patients’ smiles.
How to Know How If You Have Gum Disease
Although there are many signs of gum disease, only a professional periodontist or general dentist can diagnose gum disease accurately. If you are worried at all that you might have some stage of gum disease, visit a dental healthcare professional immediately. That being said, below are a few signs that usually point towards periodontal disease.
- Loss or movement of teeth
- Teeth separating from the gums
- Puss present between gums and teeth
- Chronic halitosis
- Inflamed gums
- Red-colored gums
- Receding gums
- Gums that bleed easily while brushing/flossing
Although these signs can be caused by other oral and overall health issues, they are often associated with periodontal disease. If you have any concern at all that you might have gum disease, or if you experience any of the above symptoms, it is best to consult a qualified dental professional.
Gum Disease and Other Health Problems
Gum disease isn’t just an oral health problem, its an overall health problem. Periodontal disease often leads to many complications with a variety of health issues. Studies continue to show how untreated periodontal disease contributes to other health conditions. Health problems that arise from untreated gum disease can be quite serious. Heart attack, stroke, diabetes complications, and osteoporosis are all much more likely when gum disease goes untreated.
Treatments for Gum Disease in Miami
Gum disease is a rather complex oral health issue, and no one solution is right for everyone. Not all dental offices are equipped to handle advanced gum disease. At Tamiami Dental Center, we have a dedicated periodontist on staff to help diagnose, treat, and reverse gum disease. The most common treatment is removal of the calculus and plaque that builds up and stores harmful bacteria. Drastic scaling of teeth and proving prescriptions are often needed in more advanced gum disease cases.
The periodontal team at Tamiami Dental Center often planes roots and provides more advanced services as well. With more advanced gum disease, we trim gums surgically to remove the overly hardened plaque build up. Sometimes bones are damaged as well, but we offer a multi-specialty practice that is capable of completing advanced oral surgery procedures as well.
For a brighter, healthier smile that lasts, set up an appointment to meet with our dedicated dental health team. Instead of worrying about finding different practices and driving from office to office, enjoy the comprehensive set of gum disease treatments and other services offered at Tamiami Dental Center.