In the initial phase of gum disease, known as gingivitis, the gums at the foundation of your teeth become inflamed and irritated. This is typically a result of plaque buildup caused by inadequate dental care. Factors such as age and oral habits play a significant role in the development of gum disease.
If left unaddressed, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a condition in which the gums and bone recede from the teeth, creating pockets that accumulate debris and become infected. The appropriate treatment for both gingivitis and periodontitis depends on the severity of the deterioration.
Black Point Dental offers treatment for patients dealing with gingivitis and periodontitis. We offer comprehensive preventative dentistry to avoid dental issues and periodontal dental care to treat gum disease symptoms.
Dr. Patrick Ferguson is a member of the Hawaii Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Board of Oral Implantology.
To schedule a consultation or appointment, call us at (808) 955-5922 or request an appointment online. You can also visit our office in Honolulu, HI.