Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a chronic and silent infection that attacks the soft and hard tissues surrounding teeth which, if left untreated, results in tooth loss. Because most people are unaware of its presence, periodontal disease is the largest cause of tooth loss in America affecting millions of people annually. Signs and symptoms to watch for include tender, swollen, bleeding gums, loose teeth, persistent bad breath, or purulent discharge around the teeth and gums. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, stop by Durango Dental for a quick and simple diagnostic test to see if you have gum disease.
Gum disease, like most infections, can have dire consequences on an individual’s general state of health. The most current medical literature has demonstrated a direct correlation exists between chronic periodontal disease and multiple other health conditions including heart disease, pancreatic and oral cancer, diabetes, and even pre-term low-birth weight babies.
At Durango Dental, we offer several treatments to help your gums, even bad-breath treatment! The most effective treatments to help reverse the effects of gum disease are a deep cleaning performed above and below the gum line in conjunction with a localized antibiotic treatment.