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Posted by Omana H.M Jul 28, 2022

If you’re looking for the best periodontist in South Jordan, UT, look no further than Dr. H.M. Omana at Omana Orthodontics. Dr. Omana has extensive training and experience in periodontics, and he is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality of care possible.

What is Periodontic Dentistry?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry specializing in treating periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease is a very common problem, and it can cause a wide variety of complications if left untreated.

Information on Gum Disease

Gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease, can be treated with professional cleanings, good home-care dental hygiene, and sometimes a simple course of antibiotics. While gingivitis is a relatively mild form of gum disease, it is important to treat it promptly, as it can progress to periodontitis if left untreated.

Periodontitis, the more severe form of gum disease, is not currently treatable and can often lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Fortunately, periodontitis can be slowed down and controlled. The most important thing for your teeth and gums, especially if you’re experiencing gum disease, is to seek care from a qualified specialist such as Dr. Omana. 

Why is Periodontal Health So Important?

Your gums are an essential part of your overall oral health. Not only do they keep your teeth in place, but they also play a role in your overall health. Poor periodontal health has been linked to several serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

The Gum Disease Treatment Process

When you visit a periodontist for gum disease treatment, they will likely begin by performing a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. This examination will help the periodontist determine the severity of your gum disease and the best course of treatment.

The treatment process for gum disease may vary depending on the severity of the problem. In most cases, however, the periodontist will recommend a course of professional cleanings and may also prescribe antibiotics or other medications to help treat the disease.

Scaling and planing are two of the most common treatments for gum disease. Scaling is a process in which the periodontist uses special tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. Planing is a process in which the periodontist uses a special tool to smooth out the surface of your teeth. This can help to reduce the inflammation and irritation of your gums.

The periodontist may recommend surgery to treat gum disease in more severe cases. This surgery may involve removing damaged tissue or bone from around your teeth and gums.

Complications of Gum Disease

Gum disease can cause a variety of complications, including:

– swollen and painful gums

– bad breath

– receding gums

– loose teeth

– periodontal abscesses (infection)

– tooth loss

– jawbone degeneration

All of these complications can have a negative impact on your overall health, as well as your quality of life. It’s therefore imperative to seek treatment for gum disease as soon as possible.

How Can I Care for My Gums at Home?

We believe in preventative dentistry at Omana Orthodontics, and this means we hope to arm you with the knowledge that will improve your dental hygiene routine. You can do several things at home to keep your gums healthy and free from disease. Some of the most important include:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Visiting your dentist for professional cleanings every six months

Contact Us Today for Excellent Tooth and Gum Health

Dr. Omana is a periodontic specialist who cares about his patients and their overall oral health. If you’re experiencing any problems with your gums, please call our office and schedule an appointment today. We look forward to helping you get on the path to better periodontal health!

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