As a cosmetic dentist in South Carolina and the Greater Columbia area I strive to provide my patients with useful information about their oral health, as much as possible. Below is some information about Periodontal Care. Please pay attention as the information is quite important.
Periodontal care is the term used to describe the practice of taking care of your gums. Having healthy gums is essential to your overall oral health, so if you have—or think you may have—gum disease, it's very important that you see your dentist for periodontal care.
What is gum or periodontal disease?
Gum disease is an infection in the gums: the soft tissues surrounding the teeth. There are two stages of gum disease. The first is called gingivitis, and the second is periodontitis.