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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 that’s not the case, then congratulations on having stellar oral health.

However, it’s important to know about periodontics. The more you know about this branch of dentistry, the more you’ll be able to do to avoid needing it.

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. What that means is that your gums are now infected, and your teeth are now at risk.

So Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz handles treatment for gum disease. In addition, he will also work to make sure that the rest of your mouth is healthy, which includes the process of installing dental implants.

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. You’ll definitely need to visit a periodontist if you need dental implants installed.

How do I prevent it?
Gum disease is a serious issue. It’s one that our team here at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. in Burbank, California, sees all too often. However, you can prevent it completely by practice great oral hygiene. You also don’t want to miss your regular appointments with your dentist. Those are opportunities to spot early warning signs.

Periodontics is an important branch of dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 818-558-4332.