Periodontal Disease Treatment
Did you know that nearly 70% of adult tooth loss is caused by the presence of periodontal disease? This common condition has even been linked to heart attacks, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and other severe health concerns. Here at Bluestone Dental, our team is dedicated to diagnosing and treating periodontal disease as early as possible.
How do I know if I have periodontal disease?
Tell-tale signs include:
- Gum tissue that’s excessively swollen, tender, or red
- Bleeding that occurs when brushing or flossing
- Teeth that feel strangely loose
- A sudden change in the way your bite feels
- Excessive bad breath
- Teeth that appear longer over time
Personalized Treatment Options
Once Dr. Hustad Davidson has diagnosed your case of periodontal disease and determined the specifics of your condition, our team offers several techniques that can restore your smile’s health. In the early stages, more frequent professional cleanings and diligent homecare may be enough to reverse the effects of periodontal disease. In more moderate stages, non-surgical scaling and root planning is performed. Surgical intervention may be needed if the patient has experienced severe damage.