Recent studies have shown that more than seventy-five percent of Americans are struggling with varying stages of gum disease. Unfortunately, many people feel that early symptoms are harmless or barely noticeable, however, if left unchecked worsening and advanced gum disease can lead to very serious problems.
Periodontal or gum disease is commonly caused by bacteria from dental plaque that has built up and hardened over time due to poor brushing and flossing; this leads to sore, swollen, and bleeding gums. If left untreated advanced periodontal disease can also cause painful chewing and even loss of teeth as receding gums lead to the loosening of teeth.
At Pure Health Dental, every visit you will receive a periodontal evaluation where the hygienists assess all your teeth and gums for any indications of periodontal disease. If needed, we will develop a custom treatment plan to restore your gums for a healthy smile. This may include a non-surgical periodontal treatment with localized antibiotics.
Ultimately, treatment focuses on controlling the infection by maintenance. The good news is our treatment plans can help reverse the effects and help return your gums to a healthy state. You can help maintain healthy gums by brushing and flossing twice a day using a toothpaste that contains fluoride.