More adult teeth are lost due to untreated periodontal disease than any other cause. The infection is often painless and asymptomatic until damage to the gums and bone supporting your teeth is irreversible. Like many health conditions, early detection and treatment are keys to successful outcomes. Analogous medical conditions are diabetes and hypertension, which are asymptomatic until other serious consequences become evident. In fact it is now widely accepted that untreated periodontal disease increases the risk of serious consequences or death from other medical conditions such as heart attack and stroke.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease can be successfully treated non-surgically, if detected in the early stages. When detected in more advanced stages, treatment may require surgical intervention. If surgery is required, often it can be accomplished in a minimally invasive manner using a laser.
By the time you become aware of warning signs such as bleeding gums, tender gums, and shifting teeth, the disease may already have progressed to advanced stages.
If you are concerned about the health of your gums and the potentially serious consequences of periodontal disease, do not delay. Call today for a no-obligation evaluation.