Most people do not realize they are suffering from periodontal disease until it is too late. According to research done by the National Institutes of Health, millions of adults suffer from some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is caused by a build-up of plaque and bacteria. Without proper periodontal gum care, an excess of plaque turns into gingivitis, which sometimes becomes a more serious condition known as periodontitis. Sage Dental offers the latest in gum disease treatment to prevent gum problems before they begin.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include red or swollen gums, bleeding gums, pain when chewing, loose teeth, bad breath and receding gums. Treatment for these dental issues is not optional, it is a must. Patients who do not receive proper periodontal gum care are at risk of more serious issues in the future including tooth loss. They are also at higher risk of overall health problems. Periodontal disease elevates the risk of stroke and heart disease, which is why periodontal gum care is so important. If left untreated, patients will often require advanced periodontal disease treatment, which can be more invasive and expensive.
Risk factors for periodontal disease include smoking, hormonal changes, diabetes, illness, medications and genetics. Although it is impossible to eliminate all of the risk factors that contribute to periodontal disease, it is important to know all of the gum disease treatment options for early detection.
At Sage Dental, we provide thorough examinations to detect early signs of periodontal disease. Although there is no cure, gum disease treatment options are available by our Periodontists and our highly trained Dental Hygienists including scaling and root planing, Arestin® antimicrobial antibiotics, gum surgery and other therapies.
To learn more about gum disease treatment options, contact Sage Dental today.