Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment in Seekonk, MA Keeps Mouths Healthy
Bleeding or swollen gums can put your teeth and overall oral health in danger. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and is linked to serious overall health issues. Our Seekonk, MA dentists offer nonsurgical gum disease treatment to give every patient with gum disease the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve. With our help, you can reduce:Vania B. on Gum Disease Treatment Read Transcript
Here in our office, what we do is we take into consideration with our patients that are periodontally involved – meaning that if they do have the gum disease, we do our best to prevent them from going into a more surgical route. Most of the time they have bone loss, along with a lot of inflammation and infection going on below the gumline, and what we try to do is we do periodontal treatment in-office, which is a very comfortable procedure. Even if you are a nervous patient, we do have sedation options for that as well, to treat the gum infection before it progresses and you lose more bone and the condition gets worse.
- Bleeding, tender, and swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Risk of bone loss
- Risk of tooth loss
Don’t let gum disease affect your mouth and overall health. You can maintain a healthy smile at Perfect Smiles. Call our Seekonk, MA office today at 508-336-3655.
Treat Gum Disease to Keep It Under Control
At Perfect Smiles, we have a comfortable and quick way to treat gum disease. It involves cleaning the area beneath your gumline to ensure that the infection does not spread throughout your mouth. We call this scaling and root planing, and it’s the process of removing hardened tartar and bacteria on and below the gums. The hardened tartar deposits, called calculus, cannot be removed with your regular at-home hygiene routine or even a regular cleaning at the dentist office.
Gum Disease Affects Millions of Americans
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, starts small but can quickly take over your mouth. The first stages of gum disease are curable, but advanced gum disease is not. Unfortunately, millions of Americans struggle with gum disease. At Perfect Smiles, we recommend that patients with advanced gum disease visit our office once every three to four months for maintenance hygiene visits and exams. This will keep your gum disease under control.
Here are some basic facts about gum disease you need to know:
- Gum disease can strike without any warning.
- About half of all Americans will struggle with gum disease.
- Seniors, those 65 and older, face a 70 percent chance of gum disease.
- The problem may put you at a higher risk of serious issues like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, and even premature birth (though we don’t yet know of any cause-and-effect relationship).
The sooner we can treat gum disease, the better. Keep your gums and teeth healthy with nonsurgical gum disease treatment in Seekonk, MA! Schedule a visit with our Seekonk dental office by calling 508-336-3655.