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effective treatments for gum disease
While an oral infection may not seem like it must be addressed right away, gum disease treatment can save more than your smile. Gum disease often begins with bleeding, irritated gums, but then progresses quickly to sensitive teeth and bad breath
Gum disease is more serious than you may have imagined
Left untreated, your gums will recede, bone and connective tissue will be destroyed, and you could lose your teeth. Worse still, gum disease increases your risk of other systemic illnesses. If you are suffering from periodontal infection, you may be more likely to develop heart disease, pancreatic cancer and diabetes. Dr. Alex Titus makes it a priority to educate patients about the far-reaching consequences of gum disease and provide effective treatments.
Healthier gums and a healthier body with gum disease treatment
Scaling and root planing is one of the treatment options we offer you. It is a non-surgical procedure and for those who suffer from dental anxiety, can be performed with sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort. With scaling and root planing, the bacteria and plaque from your teeth and gums is removed and the surfaces of your teeth are also smoothed to encourage a healthy oral environment.
If you seek treatment at the first sign of trouble, this simple procedure may be all you need to treat your periodontal infection and prevent any permanent damage to your teeth, gums and bone.
Once you have had gum disease, you are more likely to develop an infection again, even after treatment. Dr. Titus recommends periodontal maintenance at regular intervals to ensure that your gums remain healthy. Regular dental cleanings are not enough to prevent an overgrowth of bacteria.