More people lose teeth from periodontal disease than cavities. Over the past few years, many research studies have demonstrated that periodontal disease is a potential risk factor for a number of general diseases. If left untreated, poor oral health can increase the risk of developing potentially life threatening diseases. Our goal is to provide oral care that will contribute to the total health of our patients.
Periodontal disease is treatable. We strive to treat the disease process at the earliest stage possible. Treating periodontal disease in its early stages allows us to give a better prognosis of the supporting structures of the teeth. With today’s technology we are able to treat this disease thoroughly with non- surgical procedures such as soft tissue lasers, antibiotics, and ultrasonic scaling. We are able to diagnose, treat, and maintain periodontal health when patients are closely monitored and the condition of their gums are checked regularly.
You may be at risk of periodontal disease if you experience any of the following signs:
- Red or swollen gums (gingivitis).
- Receding gums (gums that pull away from teeth).
- Pus between the gums when they are pressed.
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth.
- Loose teeth.
- A change in the way the teeth fit together when biting, or change in the fit of partial denture.
If you believe you are suffering from gum disease, give our office a call today! We are happy to answer any questions, or to help you schedule an appointment to discuss your symptoms with Dr. Hart.