Smiling is an essential part of life, but for those who suffer from periodontal disease and tooth loss, smiles are a source of embarrassment instead of joy. At CharlottePerio, we help patients reclaim their smiles and return to being themselves.
Rebuilding Your Dental Health
CharlottePerio has served the Charlotte region since 1973, providing specialized diagnosis and treatment for patients with periodontal disease. As periodontists, our doctors completed three years of additional training beyond dental school, and all are certified by the American Board of Periodontology. They use the latest periodontal techniques and cosmetic periodontal procedures. Our goal at CharlottePerio is to prevent tooth loss in our patients whenever possible. When it is necessary to extract a tooth, or teeth are lost in an accident, our job is to provide the best tooth replacement option for each patient. We work as a team with each patient’s restorative dentist to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will help prevent most periodontal conditions.
A thorough examination and medical history are necessary to discover the extent of bone and gum loss, and determine the best course of treatment. Risk factors, such as the age of the patient as well as whether the patient is a smoker or has diabetes, are also considered. For some patients, it may be possible to remove infected tissue and treat the infections around their teeth. Learn more
Confidence in your smile is vital to a healthy self-image. Perhaps you are hiding your smile because you are missing a tooth or several teeth. You may have trouble chewing or find dentures a constant worry. Dental implants solve these problems and restore comfort and self-assurance. Learn more
Should You Continue To Floss?
In recent news, the value of flossing has been called into question. However, the American Academy of Periodontology has made it clear that everyone should continue flossing their teeth daily. In a statement issued on August 2, 2016, the AAP said:
"The American Academy of Periodontology recommends daily flossing as one part of a regular oral hygiene routine, which also includes brushing your teeth twice a day and ensuring you receive a comprehensive periodontal evaluation every year. The accumulation of plaque bacteria beneath the gum line may cause an inflammatory response which ultimately leads to gingivitis, a mild form of periodontal disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease can worsen, leading to tooth loss and increased risk for other systemic disease such as diabetes and heart disease. Flossing allows for the removal of plaque bacteria and debris from areas in the mouth that brushing alone cannot reach."
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