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Gums are the foundation of a smile. They hold teeth in place and keep them healthy. Gingivitis and periodontal disease threatens a healthy smile, eventually leading to tooth loss if left untreated.
SKS Dental offers periodontal disease therapy in Arlington. We treat patients with gingivitis or advanced periodontitis with a conservative approach.
Improve Your Overall Health
Gum disease is an infectious dental issue that damages soft and hard tissue over time. Many that have the early stage of gum disease, gingivitis, do not know they have it, making this a dangerous disease that often goes unnoticed. Symptoms of Gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Tenderness or Pain
After gum disease has progressed to periodontitis, it can harm the underlying bone and cause teeth to loosen. Eventually, infection can lead to the need for root canals or even extractions.
Treatment Options for Gum Disease
Patients that show signs of early gum disease can benefit from a preventive, proactive approach. Early care involves prophylaxis to reduce bacterial growth and encourage natural healing to take place.
Patients with onset gingivitis undergo scaling and root planing. Deep cleaning is a procedure that eliminates tartar buildup from below the gum line and smooths away bumps on teeth to discourage regrowth. Once clean, a patient’s gums naturally reattach to teeth and restore health.
Advanced periodontitis may warrant surgical intervention. We offer consultation for periodontal therapy involving gum flap surgery or other measures to restore the smile.
Gum Health and the Rest of the Body
Why is it just as important to focus on your gums as you do your teeth? Gum disease has been connected with several systemic issues, like heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Since the entire body is connected, bacteria can invade vital organs by travelling through the bloodstream. Gum disease gives bacteria a direct route to the bloodstream and to other parts of the body.
Our team works hard to keep Arlington smiling. We provide preventive and advanced periodontal therapy, helping patients restore their oral health and improve their smiles.
Call our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Smita Sabharwal for an examination and to explore your options for care.