Periodontics

Periodontics/Gum Disease Therapy

Gum disease can destroy your smile, especially because many people who have it never know until it is too late. Perhaps you don’t floss as often as you should, or maybe it’s been a while since you stopped in for a dental cleaning. Regardless of the cause, if you’re suffering from periodontal disease, Dr. C can help. Typical symptoms include:

  • Receding gumlines
  • Bad breath
  • Gums that are bleeding, tender or swollen
  • Food packing between the teeth
  • Tooth mobility and tooth loss
  • Heavy tartar buildup along your gumline

When your tissues become inflamed and plaque biofilm accumulates along the gumline, you have what is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Without treatment, your body’s natural response to the inflammation could lead to gum detachment, bone loss and eventually tooth loss.

Severe Health Risks

The more severe your gum disease is, the more likely you are to have an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, uncontrolled diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and even premature labor. Eliminating this dangerous infection not only prevents your teeth from falling out, it can also help save your life.

Non-Surgical Gum Therapy

We offer non-surgical periodontal therapies including deep cleanings (periodontal scaling and root planing) to remove disease-causing bacteria and halt bone loss in its tracks. After this deep cleaning we will continue to maintain the health of your smile through preventive cleanings and close maintenance.

Are you suffering from gum disease? Our hygienist will complete a full mouth screening during your [dental check-up] to identify signs of tissue detachment or bone loss. If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontitis, call our office immediately.

If you have a deep cavity that makes gives you a severe toothache and sensitivity, you may be in need of root canal therapy. Call us today to find out more information.