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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 had that experience, congratulate yourself on having stellar oral health.

However, it’s important to know about periodontics. It can help you know how to avoid certain oral health problems. So let’s look at what it is.

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. This means your gums are infected. Without quick treatment, you could lose gums and even teeth.

So Dr. Mike Roussel handles treatment for gum disease. In addition, he will also work to make sure that the rest of your mouth is healthy, on top of handling all dental implant procedures.

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. And any time that you need a dental implant, you’ll be visiting with a periodontist.

How do I prevent it?
Gum disease is a serious issue. It’s one that our team here at My Dentist Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, sees all too often. However, you can prevent it completely by practice great oral hygiene. Doing that at home, and seeing your dentist regularly, will help you spot any warning signs.

Periodontics is an important branch of dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 505-881-4365.