Periodontal Disease Treatment
Untreated gum disease = tooth loss (along other complications). A few common symptoms of periodontal disease: bleeding gums, bad breath, and ditching your routine dental appointments. This is a serious infectious, inflammatory, and contagious disease that can be manifested in various ways. When treatment does not occur, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream via the gums and affect other bodily organs. Watch the video below about the proposed link between cardiovascular and periodontal diseases. Our office can create a personalized treatment plan to eliminate the infection and keep bacteria at bay.
Treatment depends on the severity of the disease, but the following are all possible procedures.
1. Scaling and root planning: eliminating tartar and plaque below the gum.
2. Laser and antibiotic treatment to detoxify root surfaces where disease is present.
3. Flushing out pockets so gums can healthily reattach to root surfaces.
4. Periodontal Maintenance.
5. Proper dental care, brushing, flossing, routine check-ups.
We are committed to work with you to both restore your oral health and lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, as well as decrease the severity of coronary artery disease.