At Vita Dental, our periodontal care treatment is focused on reducing gum disease and improving your overall health and well being.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease, commonly referred to as “gum disease”, is an infection affecting the tissue and bone that support your teeth. It can lead to inflammation and soreness of the gums. This disease can be caused by bacteria found in the plaque that sticks to teeth above and below your gum line. If the plaque is not removed it can buildup and infect the gums and bone that support the teeth. Inflamed gums can pull away from your teeth to form pockets filled with damaging bacteria. Without the support of the gums or bones around teeth, teeth can become loose and will be at risk for falling out.
Causes of Periodontal Disease
Patients who smoke or chew tobacco are at high risk for Periodontal Disease, as are patients with conditions such as diabetes, blood cell disorders, and HIV/AIDS. The earlier Periodontal Disease is caught, the easier it is to treat.
How Periodontal Disease Affects You
Periodontal Disease occurs when the gums become infected or inflamed. A significant issue with gum disease is that some people who have an infection do not notice any signs at all.
Chronic gum disease can lead to tooth loss if not treated, however, that is not the only threat that gum disease poses. Several studies now show that there is a link between poor oral health and systemic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and pregnancy complications.
Whether you think you see signs of gum disease or it is simply time for your routine cleaning, please call our office to arrange an appointment. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your best smile!
We Offer Gentle Care in a Calming Setting
Our entire team is committed to creating an environment in which you can enjoy the benefits of good oral health. We do everything possible to put you at ease and make you feel like part of our extended family.
At Vita Dental, we take gum disease very seriously because of its close link to heart disease and stroke. Whether you think you see signs of gum disease or it is simply time for your routine cleaning, please contact our office at 317-288-4226 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your best smile! .