Treat Periodontal Disease in Owensboro
It may surprise you that there is a large percentage of Americans have some type of periodontal disease or gum disease. In its earlier stages, gum disease can indicate a systemic connection. What this means is periodontal disease in your mouth can signal or lead to disease in other parts of your body. This means a healthy mouth can support and encourage a healthy body.
Without gum disease treatment, you may find your tooth get loose or even lose your teeth! That is pretty serious and requires expensive dental treatments to restore your smile. That is why our office in Owensboro provides this treatment to the Philpot and surrounding areas.
Maintaining the Health of Your Body and Your Smile
Without your gums to hold your teeth in place, your smile would be nonexistent. Healthy gums are the first step to complete oral health.
Gum disease, sometimes called periodontal disease, is one of the leading causes of tooth loss, and the bacteria that cause this dental disease have been linked to serious health problems such as heart problems, poor circulation leading to diabetic concerns, strokes, premature and low birth weight babies and even cancer. When we treat gum disease, our concern is for your overall health, not just your teeth.
One of the first steps in cleaning and healing your gums is to remove the bacterial buildup. We might feel that it is necessary to prescribe a course of oral antibiotics to further combat the infection and/or make a referral to a periodontist. Once the source of periodontal infection has been removed, your gums will begin to heal, and tighten around your teeth.
In short, this gum disease is treatable, even at an advanced stage, to help you keep your teeth and improve your health.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
- If you have red, puffy gums, you may have periodontal disease and may need gum disease treatment.
- If your teeth are getting loose, you may have periodontal disease and may need gum disease treatment.
- If your gums bleed during and after tooth brushing or you see pink in the sink after you brush, you may have periodontal disease and may need gum disease treatment.
- If your mouth tastes bad or your breath is consistently bad, you may have periodontal disease and may need gum disease treatment.
- If your gums are receding, you may have periodontal disease and may need gum disease treatment.
- If your teeth feel differently when you bite down or your dentures begin to feel like they don’t fit, you may have periodontal disease and may need gum disease treatment.
Ways to avoid Gum Disease
Brush twice a day. Floss once a day. See your dentist regularly. Our Owensboro dentists—Dr. Booker, Dr. Thompson, Dr. Frey, and Dr. Higdon—give non-surgical periodontal disease treatments that can help you to have a clean, healthy mouth, and beautiful smile. We want you to have a lovely smile your whole life long!
If during any of your treatments you experience dental anxiety, we are pleased to offer dental sedation that keeps you relaxed and comfortable. We also have amazing patient comfort amenities. And we think we have the best, the friendliest and most well-trained team around. If you suspect that you or a loved one may be suffering from periodontal disease, please call us today to set up an appointment!
Dr. Wes Booker and his team have your oral health as their top priority and will help plan out a gum disease treatment if you are in the Owensboro area, including Philpot and Whitesville. Let us help give you a healthy smile-for life!