Think decay is the main reason your teeth fall out? It isn't! You may not see the disease, but you can see symptoms. If your gums bleed while brushing or flossing, or if your teeth are loose, come see us. Or, if you have been told you need gum surgery, you will be glad to know we can control gum disease with non-surgical methods if we catch it early enough.
We can help arrest your gum disease and bring your smile back to health. Give us a call today
Recent studies have found a link between gum disease, strokes, and heart disease. Researchers have found that periodontal (gum) 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.
The American Academy of Periodontology reports "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."
If you have advanced gum disease, you will need surgery, but it almost always controls the disease. Most common insurance plans cover surgery. If your gum disease is not advanced, there are non-surgical methods that—coupled with improved dental hygiene—virtually halt the spread of the disease. This is typically covered under most insurance plans.
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.