According to some estimates, half of all U.S. adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. This is a very serious problem. Symptoms of gum disease include swollen or tender gums that bleed when you brush or floss, frequent bad breath, a receding gum line, and loose teeth. Gum disease is also the number one cause of adult tooth loss, and it’s been linked with a range of health problems in other parts of the body. Those problems include:
- Heart disease
- Pre-term delivery in pregnant women
With all of that in mind, our dental office in Dallas, GA, is committed to offering periodontal therapy. In some cases, this involves a pair of procedures known as scaling and root planing. A soft tissue laser can also be used to treat gum disease. Your treatment may even include the use of an antibiotic to help treat infection.
What causes gum disease in the first place? It begins with the accumulation of bacterial plaque along the teeth and gums. The toxins released by this bacterial plaque can aggravate your sensitive gum tissue, resulting in an infection and the symptoms listed above. Maintaining a regular brushing and flossing routine, along with routine visits to Distinctive Dentistry, will help you control the presence of bacterial plaque.
To find out more about periodontal disease or schedule an appointment, call our friendly team today. We welcome patients from all of Paulding County including Dallas, Hiram, Douglasville, Rockmart, Powder Springs, Acworth, Villa Rica, Temple, Marietta, and Kennesaw.