Periodontal Therapy for Gum Disease
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects nearly 65 million Americans and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Common symptoms of periodontal disease include red or swollen gums, gums that bleed easily, or gums tissue that recedes away from the teeth.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque and often manifests through bleeding, swollen gums. Periodontal infections are linked to serious diseases that affect the body, such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, pre-term birth, and many others. In fact, it has been discovered that about 50% of people who have had a heart attack have an undiagnosed dental infection that precipitated the heart attack. At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, MD, our team helps patients with gum disease manage their condition before it leads to more serious health complications.
With periodontal disease issues, you will often have receding gums which could possibly lead to further oral health problems for the rest of your teeth. It is important to get your bleeding and swollen gums looked at by a professional to help reduce the risk of more problems down the line.
Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment
While daily brushing, flossing, and regular preventive cleanings can help prevent gum disease from occurring, untreated periodontal disease can require scaling, root planing, or even surgery to rid the oral cavity of the bacterial infection.
Fortunately, Dr. Gina McCray and Dr. Kara McCray Demer and their excellent team offer a more conservative approach to treating periodontal disease. This non-invasive technique emphasizes early intervention as a critical key to oral and general health. The treatment, called modular periodontal therapy, is a non-surgical method of gum disease treatment that achieves results without the pain and discomfort associated with traditional treatments. Using a scientifically validated system of bacterial testing, medications, and convenient home care, modular periodontal therapy helps the mouth and body return to full health in a pain-free, non-invasive manner. It is widely recognized as an excellent alternative to typical oral surgery.
Good Oral Health Leads to Good Whole Body Health
Our highly trained modular periodontal therapists are committed to helping you overcome periodontal disease by focusing on the causes of the problem, not just the symptoms. The oral cavity is the gateway to the rest of the body; therefore, taking care of the mouth will result in better whole body health.
Call us at 301-861-0640 today to get started on your journey back to great health! Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Mechanicsville, MD, warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Leonardtown, Lexington Park, Waldorf, Charlotte Hall, and more.