Protect Your Smile and Health From Harmful Gum Infections
Gum disease is serious infection caused by hundreds of oral bacteria. The effects of this progressive condition involve breakdown of bone and other structures holding your teeth in place. Without prompt, effective treatment, your risk of health complications like tooth loss and a number of systemic illnesses may threaten your quality of life and general well-being.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Oral symptoms of gum disease should be evaluated in a timely manner, and include:
Halitosis (bad breath)
Swollen, red or tender gums
Presence of pus
Change in bite
Failing to treat gum disease may increase your risk of developing or exacerbating systemic health conditions such as:
Give Your Smile the Treatment It Needs With Gentle Periodontal Care
Dr. Kamel and our experienced team provide a number of gentle, effective solutions for treating your gum disease and helping you regain a healthy, vibrant smile. We understand that dental fear or anxiety may be keeping you away from the dental office and the care you need, and offer a number of relaxing sedation solutions that may be combined with periodontal procedures for your ultimate comfort. Our gum disease treatments include:
Laser Gum Surgery (BIOLASE® WaterLase MD™ Turbo)
Scaling and Root Planing Therapy
Gum disease facts and statistics
Periodontal (gum) disease is the chief cause of adult tooth loss.
Patients with periodontal (gum) disease are 2.7 times more likely to experience a heart attack.
Gum disease affects greater than 47 percent of U.S. adults.
Maintain gum health after periodontal treatment
Once you have undergone treatment for gum disease, it is very important that you keep periodontal maintenance visits to maintain the healthy state of your gum tissues. Periodontal maintenance appointments typically occur every three to four months, and include thorough removal of above and below the gum plaque and tartar deposits, evaluation of periodontal pocket depths and overall maintenance of gum health, among other services. After you have been diagnosed with and treated for gum disease, six-month prophylaxis cleanings simply are not enough to keep gum disease at bay.
At Woodbury Dental Arts, we believe in treating the cause of the problem, not merely the signs and symptoms. Let us help you fight gum disease and enjoy a healthy mouth and healthy body for years to come.
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