Around 75% of the population suffers from some form of gum disease, or periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can range from mild (gingivitis) to advanced (periodontitis).
Gum disease is an infection of the gums and bone that support the teeth. Although gum disease begins as a mild inflammation of the gums that causes nothing more than bleeding and swelling, the disease can become very serious.
Periodontitis is aggressive and can result in tooth loss and jawbone disintegration. It can cause you to lose your sparkling smile, your ability to chew, and your youthful facial shape. Periodontitis is also linked to heart disease, stroke, and other health issues.
Is Gum Disease Curable?
Gum disease cannot be permanently cured, but it can be consistently controlled. The only way to control periodontal disease is with diligent brushing and flossing and regular visits to your oral health professional. Dr. Pardazi understands the importance of healthy gums, so he works with patients every day to eradicate gum disease.
You can enjoy your best health when you have an experienced team monitoring your gums. Some common gum disease treatments include:
Scaling and Root Planing | During this deep cleaning process, your dental team will remove the harmful plaque from below the gumline. They will reduce rough areas on the tooth roots so that bacteria will not be able to accumulate there in the future.
Antibiotic Therapy | Your dentist can prescribe an oral antibiotic to battle the infection.
Surgery | For advanced periodontal disease, we can recommend you to a skilled surgeon to increase your oral health.
Periodontal treatments have come a long way in recent years. If your gum disease treatment can be pain-free, clean, and precise, why wouldn’t we provide that type of care to our patients?
Dr. Pardazi offers the dental laser for periodontal treatment. The laser evaporates rather than cuts the damaged tissue, making the process effective and painless. The laser minimizes or eliminates pain, blood, risk of infection, and recovery time.
Have you recently asked your dentist about the health of your gums? You must be committed to your oral health to avoid the consequences of this prevalent disease.
We have all of the resources you need to guarantee your healthiest smile. Call today to schedule a consultation, check-up, treatment, or cleaning at Desert Creek Dental.