Gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, is the first sign of deteriorating gum health. When gums are tender, inflamed and bleed, they are on the path toward periodontitis. As common as this condition is, it is also a serious health issue. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and many serious health problems. Stop periodontal disease in its tracks with effective periodontal therapy at SmileVana.
Your gums are linked to your overall health. When they become infected, they not only jeopardize your teeth and smile, they emit bacteria into your blood stream. These bacteria have been linked to health issues such as type 2 diabetes, stroke and pregnancy risks. As part of our general dental treatments at SmileVana, we help our patients treat advanced periodontal disease to regain their oral and overall health.
Periodontal disease is essentially an infection of the gums. Over the years, poor oral hygiene, smoking and other lifestyle choices can affect your gum health. Once infection takes hold, medical treatment is needed to stop the infection and heal the gums. Built-up tartar above and below the gum line must be removed while using medications to treat the infection. The good news is that, with treatment, periodontitis can be stopped and oral health can be restored.
One of the treatments used to combat periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. This technique uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove tartar and bacteria from below the gum line. This treatment must be performed by an experienced dentist that is trained in this technique to preserve the health of the gums. Our dentist, Dr. Kandis Smith, is highly qualified to treat periodontitis through scaling and root planing at our office in Easton.
Preserve your smile and overall health by treating your periodontal disease at SmileVana. Your health is our top priority. We offer a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere for your treatments. Enjoy our many amenities while we care for your teeth and gums. Contact SmileVana today to schedule your appointment.