Personalized Therapy for Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a very common oral health condition. So common, in fact, that recent medical studies have indicated that a majority of adults have some form of it, even if it’s only a mild form.
The mildest form of periodontal disease is gingivitis. Red or swollen gums and bleeding are the primary symptoms of gingivitis. When not treated, gingivitis can become periodontitis, a much more serious form of periodontal disease. Over time, patients with periodontitis may develop pockets between their teeth and gums and can even lose teeth.
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? If you’ve noticed any changes in your gums, don’t hesitate to call Stonebriar Smile Design. Dr. Jill Wadeand her friendly team would be happy to look at your gums and recommend a helpful treatment that fits your needs.
Treatment for periodontal disease is very important. Aside from the symptoms mentioned above, periodontal disease has also been connected with a range of health conditions in the rest of the body, including:
· Heart disease
· Pre-term birth
To prevent periodontal disease from developing in your smile, follow a regular brushing and flossing routine, and be sure you see Dr. Wade twice a year at Stonebriar Smile Design for checkups and professional cleanings.