Gum disease is a serious condition that can destroy your smile and make you more susceptible to dangerous health conditions. In fact, periodontal disease is directly linked with conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Premature labor
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
How do you know whether or not you have gum disease? Symptoms often include gums that bleed, are swollen, receded, bad breath and heavy tartar buildup. As the condition progresses, bone loss begins to occur. Ultimately the teeth become mobile and eventually fall out.
Healing Gum Disease
Our periodontal therapy appointments consist of deep cleanings where we thoroughly clean away all bacterial plaque and tartar from the pockets around your teeth. We will numb the area around your teeth to make the cleanings comfortable. Then we will discuss ways for you to manage the condition in order to prevent tooth loss from occurring.
We conduct a periodontal assessment on all patients to screen for gum disease and bone loss.
Ask us about your assessment findings during your next preventive care appointment. Call today!