Gum Disease Treatment in Coral Springs
It’s estimated that gum disease affects 75 percent of Americans over the age of 35. If you’re shocked by that statistic, we believe you should be. Gum disease, or periodontitis, can have severe effects on otherwise healthy bodies -- including, but not limited to, tooth loss and serious heart problems, like cardiovascular disease, heart attack and high blood pressure. There is encouraging news, however, in the fact that gum disease is incredibly easy to prevent -- and if it’s caught in its earliest stages, it’s also reversible. Learn more about the condition to enjoy better gum health throughout your lifetime.
Risk Factors for Gum Disease
Patients who experience the following risk factors should be aware of their risk for periodontal disease and make healthy changes or schedule frequent dental checkups to maintain good gum health.
- Age: Adults over the age of 35 are more likely to suffer from the condition
- Tobacco use of any kind (especially when combined with heavy alcohol consumption)
- Poor oral hygiene
- Pregnancy can cause a temporary form of the condition known as pregnancy gingivitis
- Certain health conditions, like diabetes, can cause gum disease
Preventing Gum Disease
You can take steps to prevent gum disease. Brushing for two minutes, twice a day, flossing daily and visiting your dentist twice annually will all go far in helping you maintain healthy gums for years to come. But if you do develop the condition, know you can find treatment for periodontal disease from the team at Coral Springs Dentistry. With a deep cleaning (also known as scaling and root planing), antibacterial treatment or another solution, we can treat your condition promptly and effectively to help you enjoy healthy gums once again.
We invite patients in Coral Springs, Parkland, Coconut Creek, Margate, Tamarac and Deerfield Beach to increase their oral health by scheduling an appointment at Coral Springs Dentistry today.