Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Gum Disease
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and affects half of the adult U.S. population. Beyond damaging effects to oral health, this progressive infection has been shown to contribute to systemic health issues such as heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes. Seeking treatment for gum disease at any stage is imperative to a healthy mouth and healthy body.
Over half the United States adult population suffer from gum disease.
Gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss.
One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has gum disease.
Signs and Symptoms
Many people do not notice symptoms of gum disease until the disease has progressed to more advanced stages. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and is commonly identified by swollen gums, bad breath, and gum recession. Some of the most noticeable signs of gum disease include:
Gum Disease Treatment Options to Restore Oral Health
We offer several options for patients diagnosed with gum disease.
Scaling and Root Planing Therapy
A non-surgical, in-office procedure that clears away tartar and bacteria in the mouth with a deep cleaning
Laser Gum Disease Treatment
This minimally-invasive procedure can restore the health of your gums by targeting diseased tissue and infectious bacteria. This procedure does not involve cutting the gums or invasive techniques, and most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during or after treatment.
Don’t Let Gum Disease Compromise Your Smile
If you are noticing signs of gum disease or are concerned about tooth loss, schedule your consultation at Periodontal & Implant Association of Middle Tennessee today.