Have you recently found yourself searching online for a “periodontist near me ”? If so, you are taking an important step toward improving your gum health. While many people understand the importance of good dental health, periodontal maintenance and care is often overlooked. However, lack of periodontal care can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including tooth extractions. Here are two periodontal reasons for tooth extractions that you should be aware of, especially if you have a family history of oral diseases:

Periodontal Disease

 

Periodontal disease is a common cause of tooth extractions, as well as a variety of other unpleasant symptoms. When a tooth needs to be extracted as a result of periodontal disease, it is usually because the gums have become so severely decayed that one or more teeth become loose and/or damaged. If you have one or more loose teeth, it is important to visit a periodontist as soon as you can. If your symptoms are due to periodontal disease, early detection and treatment may be able to save one or more of your teeth and restore the health of your gums.

Impacted Teeth

 

Sometimes, teeth can fail to erupt through the gum tissue and may need to be extracted. It can be difficult to detect impacted teeth on your own, but a simple dental x-ray will reveal whether or not you have a tooth that has failed to erupt. Additionally, if you still have one or more baby teeth that failed to come out, you probably have one or more impacted teeth above them. Impacted teeth often fail to erupt due to too much crowding in the mouth and may need to be removed surgically.

Take Control of Your Periodontal Health

 

If you think you may have periodontal disease, it is time to take control of your periodontal health. Start today by calling Dr. Gregg Codelli’s practice and scheduling a consultation.