St. Louis Periodontitis Treatment
Dr. Scott Schlueter specializes in the treatment of periodontal disease. When patients come to Schlueter Periodontics and Implants for a consultation, we help them discover the most appropriate treatment for their unique condition.
What is Periodontitis?
Receding gums are one of the warning signs of periodontal disease. Other symptoms of periodontal disease include bleeding and puffy gums. Receding gums occur when the gums and the bone in the mouth begin to move away from the tooth. This can cause long-term problems and without treatment, tooth loss may be imminent.
If gingivitis is left untreated, the infection can spread from the gums to the bone. This process begins to destroy the bone that supports the teeth.
Moderate to Severe Periodontitis
As the infection progresses, more bone and tissue is destroyed. The most severe form of the diseases includes extensive bone and tissue loss. Teeth often become loose and may drift from their original position.