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If you’ve ever had any issues with your oral health that affected your gums, or other supporting structures in your teeth, then you’ve likely undergone some form of periodontic treatment. If you haven’t gone through that, then you have incredible oral health.

However, it’s important to know about periodontics. The more you learn about this type of dentistry, the more you’ll be able to work to avoid the problems periodontics treats.

What is it?
When you come in to see a dentist, you’re likely coming in due to concerns over gum disease. It’s also known as periodontal disease. In layman’s terms, this means your gums are infected. That puts your teeth at risk as well.

So Dr. Seth Rumley and Dr. Raj Prajapati handle treatment for gum disease. In addition, they will also work to make sure that the rest of your mouth is healthy. They will place dental implants as well.

When do I need it?
You’ll only need periodontal treatment if you have gum disease, or your dentist suspects you may be getting close to contracting it. A periodontist handles anything to do with the dental implant process as well.

How do I prevent it?
Gum disease is a serious issue. It’s one that our team here at Midtown Dental in Raleigh, North Carolina, sees all too often. However, you can prevent it completely by practice great oral hygiene. That includes seeing your dentist regularly, to make sure you spot any early warning signs.

Periodontics is an important branch of dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 919-847-8074.