Preventing and Treating Gum Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is a severe condition that affects millions. Many people underestimate the impact that gum disease can have on their oral and overall health.
Windsor Park Dental is committed to diagnosing and treating early to advanced gum disease and educating our patients on ways to improve the health of their smile. If you’re unsure of your gum health, contact us today for a comprehensive evaluation.
Keeping Your Gums Healthy with Professional Treatment
Our first step is to determine how advanced your gum disease is. We use specific procedures to measure pocket depth and diagnose inflammation or infection.
By educating our patients and providing routine cleanings, we help you keep your gums healthy and disease-free. Early intervention with scaling and root planing or deep cleaning can keep gum disease from advancing. In addition to professional cleanings, we often prescribe a topical or oral antibiotic to get rid of any infection.
For severe cases of gum disease (periodontitis), we work with an experienced specialist who can help repair gum disease with tissue regeneration and other surgical techniques.
When Your Gums Need Your Attention
If you notice blood while brushing or flossing, this may be an indication of early gum disease. As symptoms progress, you may experience irritation, inflammation, infection, and pockets that form between your teeth and gums.
Eventually, untreated gum disease can lead to missing teeth, as well as the destruction of soft tissue and underlying bone.
How Gum Disease Can Damage Your Overall Health
Your physical well-being is closely linked to the condition of your oral health. Recent studies suggest that bacteria originating in the mouth can move beyond your gums and enter the bloodstream, posing a risk to your heart and lungs. High amounts of damaging oral bacteria have also been associated with dementia and premature childbirth.
Diabetes and gum disease can aggravate one another through inflammation and infection. Careful monitoring and consistent dental care are essential if you have diabetes.
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Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and the team at Windsor Park Dental is committed to helping you fight this disease to improve your oral health.