Dedicated To Outstanding Periodontal Care
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults, attacking the gums, bone, and other tooth-supporting structures. Gum disease progresses silently, often without pain.
Through scaling and root planning, Dr. Booth cleans periodontal-disease causing plaque and tartar from beneath the gums, restoring health to the teeth and gums. Schedule your appointment with us today!
Periodontal Disease Can Cause Other Health Concerns
Studies have shown that heart disease is twice as high in people with gum disease because a common strain of bacteria in dental plaque may cause blood clots.
Plaque bacteria has also been linked to infective endocarditis, lung infection in people with chronic lung diseases, weaken immune systems, and a hight risk of delivering premature, low birth weight infants.
Common Causes Of Periodontal Disease Include:
- Physical and chemical irritants such as impacted food, tobacco products, alcohol, or the improper use of toothpicks or dental floss
- Abnormal oral conditions or habits such as teeth grinding or poorly fitting bridges
- Unbalanced diet
- Certain medications
- Certian diseases such as diabetes, liver cirrhosis, anemia, leukemia, and others
- Ask about our special pregnancy and diabetic cleanings
You Can Protect Your Teeth Against Gum Disease
If caught in its early stages, periodontal disease can be treated and reversed with proper care. Call Dr. Booth today for an appointment and take the first step to maintaining a healthy smile.