PERIODONTAL / GUM DISEASE
HAVE YOU BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH PERIODONTAL OR GUM DISEASE?
Are you wondering what is gum disease and what should you expect with or without gum disease treatment?
Gum disease is an infection of both the gum tissue and the bone that hold your teeth in your mouth. It is caused by the build-up of bacteria and plaque around the teeth and in the airspace between your tooth and gum. It is commonly known that left untreated, gum disease will lead to tooth loss. What is not as well-known by the public is that untreated gum disease often leads to some very serious diseases in the body and can even cause death.
Over the last 5-10 years MEDICAL JOURNALS throughout the world have reported that gum disease is a major contributor to many serious systemic illnesses. Some of these include HEART ATTACK, STROKE, DIABETES, multiple cancers (including breast cancer), erectile dysfunction, and possibly even ALZHIEMER’S Disease.
Gum Disease is a silent painless infection. If it is not specifically looked at and tested by us, it could prove to be very dangerous.
There are numerous early warning signs. If you wait until you notice that “YOUR GUMS BLEED” of that you “HAVE BAD BREATH”, then you may already have permanent damage.
No worries, we can still help you!
For your protection, we screen for gum disease every 12-18 months.
We would much rather take care of a problem in the early stages than wait for the problem to get bigger. This also makes your experience more comfortable physically, emotionally, and financially.
Through early detection, the use of state of the art ultrasonic and laser technology, and by customizing the care to your individual needs, we can most often treat gum disease very comfortably and WITHOUT SURGERY.
It is my belief that other than oral cancer, gum disease is the most important disease that we discover and take care of. Unfortunately, there is no magic pill and that mouthwash you see on TV is not the answer.
Do you have gum disease? …Are you sure? Come on in and let us give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are safe and healthy.