Periodontal Dentistry

Periodontal Dentistry is a field of dentistry that is preventative and restorative in nature, helping clients prevent periodontal disease and restoring your gums back to health when necessary. When someone has periodontal disease it means that an excessive amount of plaque and calculus (tartar) have accumulated around the teeth, causing deterioration to the area surrounding your teeth (which can include the jaw bone). Left untreated, periodontal disease will eventually begin to destroy the gums and bone.

Because the early stages of periodontal disease are usually painless, it can be difficult to detect. Some of the signs and symptoms of developing periodontal disease include:

• Red, swollen or bleeding gums
• Loose teeth
• Increased spaces between teeth
• Persistent bad breath
• Pus around the gums and teeth

We invite you to call Sims Dental Clinic today to schedule your periodontal consultation.