Dr. Eudoro Vallejo is committed to diagnosing and treating of periodontal disease in Hackensack, New Jersey. Our first step is to determine the severity of your condition and any additional issues you may have by performing a periodontal examination. There are varying forms of treatment which our dentist will review during your visit to Eudoro Vallejo. Our team will provide thorough instructions about your personal periodontal treatments. You can call us at 201-457-9595 if you have any questions, and to schedule your appointment with our dentist.
Periodontal disease is a degenerative condition that is primarily caused by the harmful oral bacteria. Everyone has bacteria in their mouth, but we can control just how much damage these bacteria can cause. If the bacteria are allowed to “run free”, so to speak, and eat away at our teeth, we can expect damage to occur, including inflamed and infected gums. This is periodontal disease.
If left untreated, bacteria can continue to feed the infection, causing it to spread throughout your gums, teeth, and bone. Although the damage caused by gum disease is irreversible, it is treatable. Our dentist will help you know which treatments are right for you, based on the severity of your condition.
Periodontal disease has several symptoms, but many of them can appear later on or seem related to other dental issues; this can often make periodontal disease difficult to diagnose in its early stages. However, looking for the signs of periodontal disease can help you know when to get your checkup. Some of the symptoms include:
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Inflamed and tender gums
- Gum recession
- Painful chewing
- Consistent bad breath
If you experience any of these signs of periodontal disease, call or visit our practice as soon as possible. Getting an early oral exam can result in early treatment and the prevention of further damage.