Periodontal Gum Treatment

Periodontal Gum TreatmentPeriodontal disease affects three out of four adults. It is caused by bacterial plaque build-up that infects the periodontal (gum) disease. This infection destroys the tissue and bone that supports the teeth. The #1 cause of adult tooth loss in America is periodontal disease. Periodontal Disease may increase your risk for a variety of health concerns including: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Lung Infections, Pre-term Low Birth Infants and Respiratory Disease.

We at Waterloo Heights are extremely proud of our soft tissue management program. Our doctors and hygienists have taken many hours of advanced training in periodontal disease therapy. Your soft tissue management treatment will enable you to achieve improved health. You will enjoy fresher and healthier teeth and gums. This program is designed specifically to control plaque and permit healing of gum tissue, thereby greatly reducing the need for expensive gum surgery or future tooth loss.

Your soft tissue management treatment may include:

  • Examination and X-rays as needed
  • Periodontal charting and tissue evaluation
  • The use of state-of-the-art technology including microsonic instrumentation and medicines
  • Use of advanced laser therapy
  • Implementation of a personalized home care program for maintaining optimal dental health

The American Dental Association lists the following symptoms as warning signs of periodontal disease:

  • Gums that bleed when you brush
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Gums have receded (pulled away from teeth)
  • Pus between teeth and gums
  • Permanent teeth are loose or separating
  • Change in the way your teeth fit together when biting
  • Change in the fit of partial dentures
  • Persistent bad breath