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Periodontics Paves the Way to Premium Health

Nothing makes a person more attractive than a strong, dazzling smile. Yet modern advances have shown that much more is involved in dental health than just a pretty smile. Recent research has found that the mouth is actually the gatekeeper for the vigor of the entire body. This is why the field of periodontics is promoting dentistry to a whole new level. 

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a specialized branch of modern dentistry that relates to everything that promotes the wellness of a person’s mouth. Areas of periodontics include the associated tissues, gums, and bone that support your teeth. Periodontics recognizes the complex nature of dental health and plays a central role in your overall quality of life.

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Trust the wealth of expertise found within the field of periodontics. Take charge, not only of your oral health, but your overall vitality.

What are the Threats to Periodontal Health?

You recognize the serious, silent threats to your health, such as heart attacks and strokes. Yet untreated gum and periodontal diseases are also threating to weaken the entire body. Loss of teeth and the spread of infection into the bloodstream are just a couple of the dire consequences. Periodontal disease contributes to or aggravates many serious conditions. Poor oral health leads to diabetes, cardiovascular problems and weakened, vulnerable immune systems. These problems are stopped at their roots through the professional work of periodontists.

What is the Role of a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dental specialist that focuses on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. There is additional schooling and training required beyond traditional dental school to become a periodontist.

A periodontist will treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. Treatments range from scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces) to root surface debridement (the removal of damaged tissue) and regenerative procedures (the reversal of lost bone and tissue). Additionally, periodontists are trained in the placement, maintenance and repair of dental implants.

How Does Periodontics Shape the Future of Modern Dentistry?

With the average lifespan of Americans increasing, modern dentistry allows individuals to thrive even decades longer than previous generations. This need must be met with skill, forethought and vision. Techniques once thought impossible are now achieved through the leadership of trained professionals. A periodontist leads the way in the fields of implant dentistry and dental cosmetics. Periodontics is shaping the future of modern dentistry.

Living a long, healthy life is now a reality through proper training and understanding. Trust the wealth of expertise found within the field of periodontics. Take charge not only of your oral health but your overall vitality.

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At Ellicott Mills Dental, we offer services from cosmetic dentistry to free screenings for sleep apnea. We do dental crowns, periodontics, sedation dentistry, implants, and so much more. We take great care of our patients and strive to give them the best care possible. Our wonderful staff aims to make people smile, and that is how we interact with our patients all day long. We are also very family-oriented. We have a playroom for our children patients while they are waiting.

If you’re looking to make some positive oral hygiene changes, you can give us a call at (410) 461-3311​. Or if you prefer, you can request an appointment with us today!

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