Healthy Gums Make for Healthy Teeth
Periodontal disease happens when plaque buildup causes inflammation and swelling of the gums. If left untreated, this can cause damaging effects such as gum recession and tooth loss.
Periodontal disease is often painless and requires a dental examination to detect and diagnose. It is often linked to uncontrolled diabetes, and can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and pregnancy complications.
Protecting the Health of Your Gums
At our dental office, we use a variety of treatments to help prevent and treat periodontal disease. If you show signs of periodontal disease, a scaling instrument is used to remove plaque and calculus above and below the gum line. This procedure is often accompanied by root planing – cleaning roots and periodontal pockets below the gum line.
When periodontal disease has progressed further, special chemical irrigants may be used to remove infected tissue from underneath the gum line.
Contact Us Today to Prevent Periodontal Disease
Periodontal treatments are helpful in preventing disease and restoring your gums to a healthy state. If you are experiencing any discomfort or bleeding of the gums, don’t wait for things to get worse. Set up an appointment today.