We take gum (periodontal) disease seriously. Because your gum health is so closely linked to your overall health, we believe that even the slightest signs of infection should be addressed immediately. Remember, gum disease has been linked to everything from cardiovascular illness to erectile dysfunction and cancer. Unfortunately, gum disease can be present, causing inflammation in your mouth and your body, with very few symptoms.
Watch out for things like:
- Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
- Gum tenderness
- Suddenly looser teeth
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing (bleeding is never normal)
- Bumps or abscesses at the gumline
- Swollen, red, or inflamed gum tissue
- Root exposure or gum recession
We can treat even advanced gum disease through stepped-up cleanings using the ultrasonic scaler to keep things comfortable and efficient, and the application of Arestin, a topical antibiotic specifically designed to stay in the pockets of your gums for weeks to reduce infection and accelerate healing. Your gums will be in the pink in no time!