As plaque builds up in your mouth and on your teeth, your risk for periodontal, or gum, disease increases. If this plaque hardens, it can develop into tartar that only professional cleaning can remove. The longer you leave these harmful buildups on your teeth, the greater the threat to your oral health. If your condition worsens to gingivitis, your gums will become red, swollen, and may bleed easily.
If gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis, which causes your gums to pull away from your teeth to create pockets that often become infected.
At this stage of gum disease, your soft-tissue and jawbone may begin to deteriorate, and complete tooth loss becomes a risk. Dr. Jay Ajmo provides periodontal treatment at his Palm Beach Gardens practice in order to improve the health and happiness of his patients.
Studies show that if you suffer from gum disease, your risk for heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, and many other conditions may increase. Foul-smelling breath is a common symptom of periodontal disease that often goes undetected by the patient.
Dr. Ajmo’s goal is to provide periodontal treatment that will get to the source of your condition and eliminate it using the least invasive method possible. In some cases, scaling and root planing, followed by adjunctive therapy and/or prescription medication may eliminate the disease. As with all of our patients, the intensity of your treatment will be completely dependent on the severity of your gum disease. In every periodontal disease case, Dr. Ajmo includes a long-term maintenance guide to help you keep your mouth healthy.
Oftentimes, the pain you experience during a dental procedure is due to the heat and friction caused by abrasive tools. Dr. Ajmo uses Biolase® Waterlase™ technology to perform periodontal treatment using a virtually painless stream of water to manipulate soft tissue and bone. This advanced treatment results in less post-op sensitivity and creates a greater patient experience.