Periodontal Therapy Combats Gum Disease for Sewell Patients
Periodontal means the area "around the tooth." While periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an extremely common problem, most people don’t know they’re suffering from it. In fact, around 80% of adults in the United States have some form of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss for American adults. The infection causes drastic deterioration of the gums and the bones that support the teeth. If not eliminated by regular dental cleanings, tartar build up will begin to attack the gums and bone. Patients who have gum disease can benefit from our periodontal therapy.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Swollen, tender gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Flaring or new spacing of teeth
- Persistent bad breath
At Connolly Family Dentistry, we know that periodontal disease can affect more than just your dental wellbeing. Researchers believe it to be linked to serious medical conditions such as diabetes, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, and cardiovascular disease. Smoking increases the risk of periodontal disease and also exacerbates an existing condition.
The type of periodontal therapy depends on the severity of the diagnosis. Typically, the condition requires a life time of follow-up care. It would be impossible for a patient to commence any type of cosmetic dentistry until periodontal disease was arrested. You can rely on Connolly Family Dentistry to give you the periodontal therapy you need to re-attain excellent oral health.
Our conveniently located Sewell dental office serves the restorative dentistry needs of patients in Sewell, Mullica Hill, and Washington Township. Make your appointment with Connolly Family Dentistry today!