If your gums bleed while brushing or flossing, or if you feel your teeth are loose, make an appointment with Bowie Dental Wellness today. If you're in need of gum surgery, our office is well-equipped to help you control your gum disease using non-surgical methods if we can detect it early enough.
Recent studies by the American Academy of Periodontology have found a link between gum disease, strokes, and heart disease. These findings indicate that periodontal infections play a role in the development or worsening of diabetes, strokes, and heart disease. According to the American Dental Association, 4 in 5 Americans have gum disease.
A report from the American Academy of Periodontology states: "studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease; increase the risk of premature, underweight births; and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases."
Call today if you think you have advanced gum disease!
If you have advanced gum disease, chances are you will need surgery to control it. Most insurance plans cover surgery for gum disease.
If your gum disease is not advanced, there are non-surgical options that, when used with improved dental hygiene practices, can virtually halt the spread of the disease. These options are also typically covered under most insurance plans.
Losing even 1 tooth can cause your other teeth to shift, which can change your ability to chew and hinder your ability to absorb your food's nutrients. Missing several teeth can cause your face to look sunken and affect your ability to speak.
Visit Bowie Dental Wellness today to replace missing teeth with dental implants that look natural and work like real teeth.
Dr. Holness fights gum disease with Arestin™, an antibiotic in powder form that kills the bacteria causing gum disease. She applies it to the infected areas between your teeth and gums, and—painlessly—your mouth is rid of gum disease.