Life can get busy, and we forget our regular cleanings. You started a new medication that leads to a dry mouth. Your mother suffered from periodontal disease, and now you worry that you might be showing signs of it to.

Whatever the reasons, periodontal or gum disease is a major problem and should be dealt with as soon as it is discovered. Periodontal disease has been linked to a wide variety of health problems including:

  • Inflammation
  • Cardiovascular disease and strokes
  • Worsened diabetes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Immune system difficulties
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Problems with joint replacements
  • And more

Though gum disease can be present with very few symptoms, if you notice any of the following indicators, please call us right away:

  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Puffiness, redness, or tenderness of the gums
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain when biting down

We use a combination of techniques to treat periodontal disease. These include deep cleanings with our ultrasonic scalers as well as removal of infected tissue with either our Electrosurge or our soft-tissue laser. Both methods are extremely fast, precise, painless and result in much faster healing times and less post-operative pain.

Tuscarora Family Dental Care
Tuscarora Family Dental Care
Tuscarora Family Dental Care
Tuscarora Family Dental Care