When a cavity has gone neglected for too long, it can cause damage to the dental pulp. If the pulp becomes diseased or damaged, root canal treatment becomes necessary in order to save the tooth.
Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. It has been estimated that many adults 35 and up have gum disease and do not even know it. Periodontal treatments are used to treat gum disease. It deep cleans your gums to help reverse the damage caused by gum disease. Periodontal treatments can even help you save your teeth. Various signs of gum disease include: