Your gums help form the foundation for your teeth, and play a vital role in your overall health. Leaving gum disease untreated places your smile, dental health and general well-being at serious risk for complications and irreversible damage.
The telltale signs and symptoms of gum disease often are dismissed as being “normal.” Factors like bleeding and inflamed gums or tooth sensitivity and chronic bad breath, however, are not normal and represent the presence of an oral problem – one affecting far more than your smile. Research indicates a correlation between gum disease in the mouth and systemic conditions like:
Dr. Michael Scherb and our hygiene team take gum disease very seriously, and screen regularly for the presence of this progressive condition. Gum (periodontal) disease destroys the bone supporting your teeth, and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss today. Identifying and treating this infection early on offers the best chance of preserving oral health for years to come. To treat gum disease, Dr. Scherb typically recommends scaling and root planing, followed by a periodontal maintenance program.
Keep gum disease from harming your smile and general health with effective treatment from Dr. Scherb and our talented team. To reserve your gum disease screening and consultation, contact our practice today.