PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE
Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.
Gum disease is a threat to your oral health. Research is also pointing to possible health effects of periodontal diseases that go well beyond your mouth. Whether it is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, from this point forward.
Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss. According to statistics 80 percent of all adults over age of 35 have gum disease!
Left untreated, it can lead to diabetes, heart disease and premature babies.
TO COMBAT PERIODONTAL DISEASE WE OFFER
Scaling and Root Planing (also known as deep cleaning):
Dental hygienist removes the plaque through a deep-cleaning method called Scaling and Root Planing. Scaling means scraping off the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root Planing gets rid of rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather, and helps remove bacteria that contribute to the disease.
Arestin antibiotic is delivered directly into the infected pocket between your teeth