Gum disease is the primary cause of adult tooth loss in America, and it affect about a third of the population. Because early symptoms are mild and sometimes painless, many people do not recognize gum disease until it progresses into periodontitis. While early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) is easier to correct, periodontitis can be stopped and reversed with extensive therapy and reconstructive measures. However, patients with gum disease incur an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications.
At Irresistible Smiles, our hygiene team will assess your mouth for periodontal disease at every visit. If indicated, we may recommend therapy, including:
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Disease Control (laser therapy)
- Repair of Recessed Gums
- Bone Regenerationli>
- Laser Gum Surgery
- Preventive Measures Against Recurrence
If your gums are swollen, red, tender, or bleed when you brush your teeth, please contact Irresistible Smiles immediately for a hygiene appointment. Don't neglect bi-annual cleanings and checkups, either. We want to help you keep your gums disease-free for a lifetime of healthy smiles!