At Pro Dental, we’re committed to helping you establish and maintain the best possible oral health. In a recent statement from the American Dental Association, gum disease was cited as one of the most common dental conditions in the nation. Combined with its ranking as the leading cause of tooth loss among US adults today, it’s no wonder that it has been referred to as the “Silent Epidemic” by the Surgeon General. The fact is, 77521 gum disease can develop asymptomatically for years, eventually progressing into its most harmful stages. At our office, we’re equipped to provide you with the state-of-the-art in periodontal and preventive dental care, to halt and prevent the progression of gum disease.
The story of gum disease begins with the accumulation of dental plaque in the mouth. Without adequate oral hygiene practices, the bacteria that lives inside of plaque migrates beneath the gumline, mineralizing into tartar if not removed. Once tartar has formed beneath the gumline, it’s very challenging to remove without the help of a professional. This same tartar makes it increasingly difficult to effectively floss, winding up a vicious cycle that enables 77521 gum disease to progress. With tartar in the gums, its common for swelling, bleeding, or persistent bad breath to result. When caught early on, we can completely reverse gingivitis with care that includes more extensive professional teeth cleaning, along with a commitment on your part to brush and floss daily thereafter. If gum disease is allowed to progress beyond its earliest stage, we provide advanced therapies to halt the progression and maintain oral health. It’s always our goal to provide our patients with the most conservative and effective treatment options, while providing the compassionate support you deserve throughout your oral care experience.
Together with our help, we can stop 77521 gum disease in its tracks and reestablish the health of your smile! If you’re exhibiting any signs of gum disease, or if it’s been longer than six months since your last checkup, give us a call to set up your next appointment today!