Periodontal Treatment Can Save Your Smile
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a condition in which the gums and other tissues surrounding the teeth become inflamed. It affects over 47% of adults ages 30 and up, and can be caused by poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, certain medications, and/or genetic predisposition to the condition. At Peabody Dental Care in Peabody, we know that left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to a variety of serious problems, including tooth loss, bone loss, and an increased risk for other health problems.
There are a variety of initial symptoms of periodontal disease, including:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Bad breath
- Gum recession
If you are experiencing any of these indicators, it is important to talk to your dentist right away about having a periodontal screening performed. Early detection and treatment can help prevent more serious oral health complications in the future.
When it comes to treating this disease, there are a number of effective treatments and procedures available depending on its progression. They include professional deep cleanings, root planing, gum grafting, and laser treatments for severe periodontal disease.
One of the most effective and least-invasive options is LANAP laser treatment, which effectively reattaches gum tissue, causes new bone growth, and decreases periodontal pocket depth without the use of a scalpel or sutures. This laser reduces inflammation without damaging or removing healthy gum tissue, slows or stops gum attachment loss, and helps patients recover from a chronic infection that accompanies the periodontal disease.
If you suspect you may be experiencing periodontal disease, it’s vital that you take diligent care of your oral health by maintaining a regular brushing and flossing routine and visiting us regularly for checkups and cleanings. Call us today to schedule a thorough examination!
Call Us Today About Transformative Periodontal Treatment
- Prevent bone and tooth loss
- Treat gum recession and inflammation
- Strengthen your smile for life
- Remove pain and sensitivity when eating
- Prioritize your oral health!