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At DentUrgent, we are dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and convenient oral healthcare for Portland families and patients of all ages.
Monday        8 am–5:30 pm
Tuesday       8 am–5:30 pm
Wendsday   8 am–5:30 pm
Thursday     8 am–5:30 pm
Friday            8 am–5:30 pm

Saturday      8 am–3:00 pm

Sunday                Closed

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Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. Even in severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy often precedes surgical therapy. This is done to improve the overall tissue quality prior to surgery and also to help limit the areas requiring surgery. 

Periodontal Disease Treatment in PORTLAND, OR

The word periodontal means “around the tooth”.  Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. 

 

If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.  Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.

 

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.

Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy. 

 

Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affects these systemic diseases and conditions.  Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease. Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.

 

Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Bleeding gums – Gums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss.

  • Loose teeth – Also caused by bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers (fibers that support the tooth to the bone).

  • New spacing between teeth – Caused by bone loss.

  • Persistent bad breath – Caused by bacteria in the mouth.

  • Pus around the teeth and gums – Sign that there is an infection present.

  • Receding gums – Loss of gum around a tooth.

  • Red and puffy gums – Gums should never be red or swollen.

  • Tenderness or Discomfort – Plaque, calculus, and bacteria irritate the gums and teeth.

EMERGENCY DENTIST
OF PORTLAND

FIND US

2341 Se 122nd Avenue #200
Portland, OR 97233

CALL US

503-255-2406

EMAIL US

drtaerosecitydental@gmail.com

OFFICE HOURS

Monday–Friday: 8 am–5:30 pm

Saturday: 8 am–3 pm

Sunday: Closed

We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment. Call 503-255-2406 and our friendly staff will assist you. If you need to cancel the appointment, please call us 24 hours in advance so we can accommodate other patient requests.