Improve Your Oral Health With Gum Disease Treatment in Broken Arrow, OK
Healthy smiles need more than healthy teeth. You need to be free from gum disease as well. If you have a periodontal problem, then gum disease treatment can:Doctor John Rogers on Gum Disease Treatment Read Transcript
Gum disease is a very pervasive problem in the adult community. I believe I read somewhere recently the American Dental Association estimates that about 80 percent of adults have some degree of gum disease, and many times it's left untreated.
And with good, comprehensive evaluation and care, we can stop that disease in its tracks. In certain instances we can reverse the damage that's been caused. And it's probably the foundation of everything we do.
And it's very concerning, because there's also research that links gum disease to many other systemic health problems. I actually heard recently that there was a study, 50 percent of blood clots in myocardial infarction have bacteria found in the mouth. So when we see a patient that has any degree of gum disease in this office, we take that very, very seriously.
The unfortunate thing about any kind of periodontal disease is it's typically pain-free, it's asymptomatic. The patient has no clue there's a problem, so we take every effort possible. We make every effort possible to educate the patient on the severity of the disease, the consequences of the disease, and the relatively pain-free ways in which we can treat that disease.
- Protect your smile
- Save your teeth
- Boost your self-confidence
- Prevent sore or painful gums
Don’t take a chance with your oral health. If you need periodontal care, call LakeCrest Dental in Broken Arrow, OK today at 918-205-4492.
Restore Your Oral Health With Scaling & Root Planing
We prefer to treat gum infections without surgery at our practice. The most common treatment we offer is scaling and root planing. This two-part process is a deeper cleaning than what you get as part of your general dental care.
Here’s what happens during this treatment:
- Scaling is the first part. During this process, one of our dental professionals will remove plaque and tartar buildup on the roots of your teeth.
- Root planing is a process by which we will smooth out the surface of your roots. This makes it easier for your gums to reattach to your teeth as you heal.
Your peace of mind and your comfort will be high priorities during your treatment. We offer multiple sedation options to assure you will remain pain-free while we remove the cause of your infection.
Scaling and root planing has been proven to effectively treat periodontitis. This is a more advanced form of gum disease that affects nearly half of American adults.
Avoid Tooth Loss by Acting Today
Untreated gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in the United States. Gum disease also has been linked to systemic health problems. People with periodontal infections are more likely to have heart attacks as well as diabetes complications.
We strongly encourage you to get care as soon as possible if you notice the symptoms of a gum infection:
- Bleeding gums
- Red, swollen gums
- Lingering bad breath
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Sore or tender gums
There’s no reason to take a chance with your smile or your oral health. Call LakeCrest Dental at 918-205-4492 to request your appointment for gum disease treatment in Broken Arrow, OK.