Dr. Anderson’s Experience with Periodontal Disease
Dr. Anderson has adopted a unique philosophy regarding treating our clients’ gums. While we are all used to visiting the dentist for our regular “cleaning,” we now know that the bacteria that often resides in our gums
Dr. Anderson stays up to date on the ongoing research that links periodontal disease (gum disease) to these other serious diseases. While
We can’t think of a better way to show our clients how much we care than by offering to reduce the risk of stroke by two times, the risk of heart disease and heart attack by five times, and the risk of diabetic complications by three times. If you have questions about this silent and often painless disease and how to stop it, we have answers!
Purpose of Treatment
Preventing periodontal disease with good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular visits to your dentist will eliminate the risk factors associated with the disease.
Symptoms of Issue
Periodontal disease is mostly painless in the early stages, so a periodontal exam is always part of your regular dental checkup with Dr. Anderson. Watch for these symptoms between checkups:
- Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
- Roughness on your teeth
- Loose teeth
- New spacing between teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus around gums and teeth
- Red, puffy gums
- Tenderness or discomfort
What this Treatment Involves
Periodontal disease is a serious issue, but we can help. First, we’ll evaluate the degree of periodontal disease and recommend the best course of treatment depending on the severity of the problem. If the disease is caught early, we can give specific customized home instruments and instructions that may eliminate the disease in the affected areas.
If the condition is more advanced, we can certainly help with that as well. The current standard for removing the bacteria associated with periodontal disease is the use of ultrasonic scaling and root
At Dr. Anderson’s office, we have all received advanced continuing education on the very best and latest ways to help our patients eliminate this all-too-common disease. One of the relatively new ways we’ve found to win the battle with periodontal disease is a product called Perio Protect. We would love to tell you more about it.