Healthy gums are the foundation of your oral health and have a dramatic impact on your overall wellness. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than half of adult Americans suffer from some level of periodontal (gum) disease.
Researchers have discovered links between periodontal disease and other health conditions such as heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and respiratory illnesses. Gum disease may also cause low birth-weight babies, putting your child’s health at risk.
In its early stages, we can often reverse periodontal disease with proper treatment. In its later stages, we can control the infection with proper care and keep you on an effective recare schedule to help you stay healthy. In its early stages, we can often reverse periodontal disease with proper treatment. In its later stages, we can control the infection with proper care and keep you on an effective recare schedule to help you stay healthy.
Customized dental cleanings – Some patients may require a regular dental cleaning while others could benefit from a series of dental cleanings that focus on removing bacteria and tartar. Our hygienists will perform dental cleanings based on what you need at this stage in your life.
Cleaning frequency – In order to restore your health, we may recommend that you come in for dental cleanings three to four times per year. Preventing tooth loss is much easier and more affordable than replacing lost teeth!
Antibiotic treatment – In the case of periodontal pocketing, we may place a localized antibiotic to assist with healing.
Periodontal surgery – Removing diseased tissue can help your gums heal. We have an on-site periodontist who is both skilled and extremely gentle at eliminating serious gum infections.
The sooner you seek treatment, the faster you can enjoy the benefits of good oral health!
Both Dr. Joebeth Molero and Dr. Karla Soto look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Call our Boca Raton, FL dental office today to schedule your next dental exam!Book an appointment