Treat Periodontal Disease in Queen Creek
Gum disease can be more damaging to oral health than cavities, and three out of four Americans suffer from some form of Gingivitis or Periodontitis. Untreated, this inflammation of the gums and soft tissues of the mouth can worsen from mild discomfort to severe pain, tooth loss and jaw deterioration. Not surprisingly, such infections also negatively impact other vital systems of the body, including the heart.
Gingival health is of primary concern at Harris Dental. Our hygienists are specifically trained to identify and control bacterial infection, while our dentists use the latest in ultrasonic and laser instruments to treat and repair damaged tissues. Caring for your smile means more than straight, bright teeth, because great smiles begin with pink, healthy gums.
Periodontal disease is usually indicated by a variety of symptoms. If you have a combination of any of these signs, there is a chance that you may need gum disease treatment:
- Bleeding gums
- Teeth that appear longer (this is caused by tissue deterioration)
- Teeth that feel loose (also caused by tissue deterioration)
- Pus around the gums or teeth
- Gums that are pulling away from your teething
- Frequent or constant bad smelling breath
On top of all of these symptoms, gum disease has been linked in a number of studies to other health problems. Some of these problems include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Heart Disease
- Diabetes complications
- Babies with low birth weights from pregnant mothers
- Premature birth of babies from pregnant mothers
Having periodontal disease is a serious risk to your long term health. One of the very best things that you can do for your gum health is to get a regular tooth cleaning. During a tooth cleaning our team will work to clear away built up plaque and tartar that contributes to this disease.
At Harris Dental, we also offer a cutting edge perio program that assists our patients with combating periodontal disease. Our perio program uses modern treatment technologies (such as OralDNA) that can comfortably and effectively fight back against the bacterial infections that cause this problem.
If you have gum disease, we want to help you receive gum disease treatment that will assist you in returning to optimal oral health. If you have questions about gum disease, gum disease treatment or anything else, please call us today!