At our dental office, we are committed to helping you prevent dental diseases, including periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease is caused by bacterial infections on the teeth and gums. The bacterial infection erodes gum and teeth tissue. When left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to loss of the teeth, bone, and gum tissue. Severe cases of periodontal disease may also be linked to several systemic health problems, such as:
- Heart disease
- Pregnancy complications
- High blood pressure
Our experienced dentists, Dr. Williams and Dr. Montefalco, and our skilled dental team provide a variety of periodontal treatments to treat and, in some cases, reverse the effects of periodontal disease. We offer scaling and root planing (deep cleaning treatments) and antibiotic treatments to treat periodontal disease. Common symptoms of periodontal disease include gums that are red, swollen, tender, or bleed easily; if you notice any signs of periodontal disease, we encourage you to contact our dental office as soon as possible to receive compassionate, high-quality care. During your next appointment we can evaluate the health of your gums and determine which treatment option would be most beneficial for your individualized needs. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal dental health and prevent gum disease.