At Allstar Smiles, we recognize the importance of taking the overall health of your teeth and gums seriously.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, over half of American adults have some form of periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease. Know as the “silent” disease, most who suffer from periodontal disease don’t even realize it until their disease reaches an advanced state.
The “silent” disease
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums, bone, and supporting tissues of the teeth, whose progressive symptoms may include:
- Red, swollen and tender gums, that bleed easily
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums pulling away from the teeth
- Puss between the gum and teeth
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
The first stage of the disease is ‘gingivitis.’ If gingivitis remains untreated, it can advance to ‘periodontitis’ which not only leads to irreversible damage of the gums and bone around the teeth, but has been linked to other serious health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease, and preterm birth.
|High tech at work for you
To recognize and stop periodontal disease in its tracks, we have incorporated the latest in computerized periodontal charting and digital x-rays to accurately diagnose its presence.
To treat the disease, we employ laser gum-conditioning to painlessly evaporate the bone-destroying bacteria deep beneath the gums. We also incorporate the latest local antibiotic regimens. When coupled with a thorough periodontal deep-cleaning, we can help you take the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
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