Gum Disease Treatment
Without treatment, gum disease undermines both the look and health of your smile.
Professional periodontal care not only eliminates pain and bleeding gums, but also prevents the need for more expensive treatment.
How can we eliminate gum disease before it causes damage?
What Are the Benefits of Early Treatment?
So let’s get down to it. What does a typical treatment look like?
Periodontal Disease Is a Common Problem
If you are diagnosed with gum disease, you don’t have to feel alone. Periodontal infections are an extremely common problem. According to a 2019 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half the adult population suffers from gum disease.
So what happens if you don’t get the treatment you need?
Your Health - and Your Money - Are at Stake
Professional treatment is the only reliable solution to eliminate gum disease. While many patients avoid dental care for as long as possible out of anxiety, untreated periodontitis has severe repercussions. The more advanced the condition, the more expensive treatment becomes. In all cases, gum disease results in bone loss around the roots, and in severe cases, teeth have to be extracted.
Fortunately, the most effective solution is a simple and noninvasive one.
Depending on the severity of the case, your dentist may break up treatment over several appointments.
Early Treatment for a Healthier Smile
Because gum health is an integral part of your oral health, it is not usually possible to pursue other treatments without first addressing gum disease. Both restorative and cosmetic treatments require healthy gums for the best chance of success.
Gum disease is a potentially dangerous problem with an easy solution. Every patient should attend regular check-ups with their dentist to ensure that any sign of periodontal disease is caught as early as possible. Schedule an appointment today to learn how to protect your smile.