Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is highly common in the United States. It is estimated to affect 80% of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that they have gum disease.
There are several symptoms of gum disease, including:
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Bleeding, tender gums while flossing and brushing
- Swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Sores in mouth
- Loose teeth
If you have any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from gum disease. Gum disease shouldn’t be ignored. It has been linked to a number of health risks, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Gum disease has also been associated with strokes, high blood pressure, memory loss, inflammation, and poor heart health.
At Arden Dental Care, we take gum disease treatment seriously. Your first line of defense in maintaining good periodontal health should be proper dental hygiene. Our team will instruct you on the most effective dental hygiene techniques to further aid your oral health.
While we call it “dental hygiene,” it should be much more than that. Maintaining your oral health should be a lifestyle change incorporated into your daily activities. At Arden Dental Care, we take part in the “No More Hygiene” program. This program is designed to develop better dentist-patient relationships that are founded on trust and mutual respect. Our Sacramento dentist has been trained on how to effectively communicate with you, so that you completely understand your periodontal treatment plans and options. You’ll have a better dental experience with “No More Hygiene.”
You should schedule regular teeth cleanings with our Sacramento dentist. Professional teeth cleanings remove built up harmful plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease. Coupled with proper dental hygiene, consistent teeth cleanings can adequately prevent gum disease.
If you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We use state-of-the-art technology to treat gum disease. Using laser surgery, Dr. Boyce and his team will carefully remove infected tissue to help treat gums that need personal assistance. We also provide bacterial testing for a more accurate diagnosis in treating the stages of periodontal disease.
At Arden Dental Care, we’ll help you take care of your gums. If you suspect you have periodontal disease, call us to schedule an appointment today!
Dr. Boyce and his well qualified team were professional, kind and friendly throughout this entire plan that they put together for me. They were able to help me have a great smile again! Thank you again to all at Arden Dental Care.