The definition of a healthy mouth is the absence of disease. Unfortunately, over 75% of our population have some sort of oral infection and most people are not even aware of it. That’s why regular check-ups and cleanings are so important. We can catch these issues and address them sooner, rather than later.
The most common, and potentially destructive problem we see, is Periodontal Disease. This is a chronic, bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth, which if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. It has also been linked to many health issues such as heart disease, stroke, low birth weights, respiratory problems, and many more. It is a chronic progressive disease that is incurable, just as is diabetes or high cholesterol.
The good news is that it is easily treatable and can be properly maintained given the right tools and education from our office. We do simple non-surgical procedures using special tools and medicaments to get rid of the infection, and provide you with easy-to-follow homecare strategies to ensure stability and long-term success!