Periodontics is the field of dental specialty that involves treating gum disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft oral tissues of the mouth. Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt provides periodontics in Victorville, California, to help you regain your oral health and fight the disease-causing factors in your mouth. To learn more about periodontics and schedule a consultation with our skilled dentist, call Victorville Family Dentistry today at 760-245-7800.
Gum disease is caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth. It is a degenerative condition, and if not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can eventually lead to gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss. While there is no cure for periodontal disease, it can be brought under control and even reversed if diagnosed and treated early enough. If the condition is allowed to progress, however, it will become more severe and will require frequent and extended treatment in order to manage. Gum disease has also been linked to a number of serious medical conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory conditions and pregnancy complications.
Factors that increase your risk of developing gum disease include:
- Use of tobacco products
- Poor dental hygiene
- Family history of gum disease
- Medical problems (diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, etc.)
You can minimize your risk of developing gum disease by practicing good oral hygiene at home and by continuing to visit our dentist regularly for dental cleanings and exams.
Contact us today to set up an appointment and learn more about periodontics.