At the office of Dr. Sosa in Miami, we are dedicated to protecting you and your family from the dangers of periodontal (gum) disease. Caused by the accumulation of plaque and calculus on the teeth and gums, periodontal disease can cause bone, gum, and tooth loss if left untreated. It has also been linked to:
- Pregnancy complications
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
To prevent periodontal disease, it is essential to brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly for your cleanings and exams. For those who have gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease, our hygienist provides scaling and root planing, two deep cleanings. Scaling and root planing can effective in treating and even reversing gingivitis so you can return to optimal oral health faster than ever. If you experience gums that bleed, are red, or are swollen, contact our office as soon as possible as these are the first signs of periodontal disease. We promise to assist you in any way we can.