GUM DISEASE THREATENS YOUR HEALTH AND SMILE
Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Left untreated, gum disease can progress to the point of tooth loss, creating a host of other oral and physical concerns. Periodontal diseases are divided into 2 main categories: Gingivitis and Periodontitis. Recent research also indicates a link between gum disease and systemic health problems, including Heart Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer, and Diabetes, among several others. Seeking gum disease treatment as early as possible helps minimize these effects, arresting the disease process and restoring a healthy, confident smile.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCE GUM DISEASE SYMPTOMS?
Periodontal treatment may be sought in several ways. Your general dentist or a hygienist may recommend a consultation with a periodontist if they find signs of periodontal disease through the course of a checkup or other dental care appointment. You may also decide to see a periodontist on your own, as a referral is not necessary to be seen at our office. In fact, if you experience any of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our office without delay:
- Bleeding, swollen or tender gums
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Receding gum line
- Pus around teeth and gums
- Periodontal pocket depths > 3mm
- Tooth sensitivity
- Loose teeth
- Bone loss
WHY VISIT A PERIODONTIST FOR GUM DISEASE TREATMENT?
Choosing a periodontist for gum disease treatment is akin to visiting a cardiologist for a heart condition. As specialists, periodontists have advanced skill, technique and expertise in diagnosing and treating all stages of gum disease. We provide all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your oral health, and are proud to be the leading periodontal practice so many in our community turn to for excellence in gum disease treatment.