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By Reserve Dental Group
July 22, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Periodontal TreatmentAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all Americans over age 30 have some form of periodontal, or gum, disease. Among Americans over age 65, an astonishing 70 percent have some form of periodontal disease. If you haven't visited your dentist, Alfred W. Huber DDS, PA at Reserve Dental Group in Boca Raton, FL, for a while, you may be putting yourself at an increased risk of developing this serious disease as well.

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

While it is completely normal and expected to have some amount of bacteria in your mouth at all times, if this bacteria is allowed to build up, serious consequences can result. As the bacteria in your mouth begins to multiply, it can cause cavities, inflammation, bleeding, discoloration and even tooth loss. Periodontal disease is what we call this condition.

What Types of Periodontal Treatment are Available?

If your Boca Raton, FL dentist finds periodontal disease during a routine oral check-up, you will want to begin treatment right away to prevent the disease from spreading. There are several ways that both you and your dentist can treat periodontal disease:

  • Regular brushing, flossing and rinsing
  • Regular dental exams and cleanings
  • Antibiotics
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Flap surgery
  • Bone and soft tissue grafts

Speak to your dentist to find out which treatment would be most appropriate for you.

Benefits of Periodontal Treatment

Whether your periodontal disease is mild or severe, receiving the prompt and thorough treatment that you need is crucial for maintaining your oral health. Not only can periodontal treatment from your dentist at Reserve Dental Group in Boca Raton, FL help your gums feel and look better, it can help you treat the symptoms of  more serious diseases such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, Rheumatoid arthritis and stroke from developing as a result of your periodontal disease as well.

If your gum line is red, swollen, bleeding or pulling away from your teeth, you aren't just sacrificing your appearance; you are putting your health at risk as well. Call your dentist to schedule your next visit at Reserve Dental Group in Boca Raton, FL today. Dr. Huber will have your smile healthy and beautiful again in no time.