What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an inflammatory condition that can occur when your gum tissue becomes infected by harmful bacteria. Common signs of periodontal disease may include sensitivity in the gums, bleeding along the gumline, and halitosis. Periodontal disease is a very common affliction that can have serious negative side effects if left untreated.
At Smile Concepts, we work with our patients to help establish dental hygiene habits that will help prevent periodontal disease. When you come in for a regular cleaning, we will personally check for signs of the disease. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, we can offer compassionate, meaningful care and treatment.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
The treatment for periodontal disease depends on the severity of the disease and other factors. We offer a range of periodontal treatments to suit each patient’s individual needs. If left untreated, periodontal disease could lead to adult tooth loss and other serious oral issues. Periodontal disease has also been linked with health issues including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, pregnancy issues, and infertility. With periodontal treatment, we can help our patients stay healthier and prevent other problems from developing.
We offer non surgical and surgical periodontal treatment. Each patient is different and has unique needs. If you have periodontal disease, we will meet with you individually to discuss which treatment will work the best for you. If the disease has progressed beyond the point where it can be treated effectively with regular cleanings, we may suggest a deep cleaning, or root planing, session. Root planing is a non-invasive procedure that uses lasers to clean out the bacteria in your gums that is causing the disease.
To find out more about periodontal treatment, and how we can help your gums stay healthy and strong, call us today.