Fight Gum Disease with Your Natick Periodontal Dentist
Your oral health is more than just keeping your pearly whites gleaming! You also need to pay attention to your gum health. Gum disease affects more the 75% of adults in the United States, and in fact, is the number one reason why Americans lose their teeth. Gum disease has also been linked to systemic illnesses, including heart disease and strokes. At Papageorgiou Dental Associates, we can alleviate your gum disease problems with periodontal therapy.
Gum disease is caused by a number of factors. Your risk for having periodontal issues is much higher if you:
- Have crooked teeth
- Use tobacco
- Suffer health issues such as diabetes
- Take steroids
- Endure cancer therapy
- Have cavities or bad fillings
Even if you take care to brush and floss daily, you may get gum disease because you’re genetically predisposed, or if you’re pregnant. Periodontal therapy removes the bacteria from your gums, and eliminates calculus from your enamel. Called root scaling and planing, this process can be performed with traditional dental tools, or with lasers. You can rely on the dental hygienists at Papageorgiou Dental Associates to give you gentle, quality periodontal therapy.
It’s important to schedule periodontal therapy at our Natick dental practice if you’re experiencing one or more gum disease symptoms, such as:
- Bleeding during or after brushing
- Bad breath that does not respond to treatments
- Tenderness or swelling
- Extreme redness or discoloration
- Bite that feels wrong or off
- Dentures that slip or no longer fit well
- Teeth that feel loose or seem to be shifting
- Pus exuding from pockets around teeth
We serve the general dentistry needs of families in Natick, Framingham, Wayland, Sudbury, Wellesley, and surrounding towns. If you need periodontal therapy, regular checkups, or other dentistry services, we invite you to call Papageorgiou Dental Associates today!