Periodontal Therapy in Waxhaw, NC
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a bacterial infection of the gums. It affects 80% of adults and is the #1 cause of tooth loss. It is characterized by swelling, soreness, or bleeding of the gums. Infections in the teeth and gums may have a general effect on your overall health, and have been linked to stroke, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, pregnancy complications, and other medical conditions.
Signs of gum disease are not always easy to see, and it and may be painless. When left untreated, periodontitis eventually begins to destroy the bone that holds the teeth in place. Once bone loss occurs, you are at risk for losing teeth.
If you suspect that you may be suffering from gum disease, please call our office at (980) 500-3999 today – we can help. We check our patients for signs of gum disease, and take measures to stop and reverse progression of the disease. One of these measures is laser therapy – treatment that destroys bacteria with minimal discomfort and short recovery time. We also offer other effective treatments to control periodontal infections and help you stay healthy for years to come.