Our team is proud to offer a variety of gum disease treatments to help our patients smile with pride again. Call Glacier Dental to learn how we can restore your smile.
At Glacier Dental, we believe that your oral health is one of your most important investments. That is why we offer top-quality periodontal services to help all of our patients defeat gum disease and maintain optimal oral health. You can trust your smile to our board-certified team!
Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease. The word periodontal means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease attacks the gums and bone that support the teeth. Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.
Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, but recent research also suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy. Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affect these systemic diseases and conditions. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.
In most cases, gum disease is caused by poor oral hygiene and built-up plaque. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.
Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.
Gum disease presents with a variety of symptoms, including:
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, call Glacier Dental today. Our team will perform a thorough examination and provide treatment recommendations to get your oral health back on track!
At Glacier Dental, we offer a variety of treatments to defeat gum disease and give you a reason to smile again. Our board-certified specialists are dedicated to restoring the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful smiles!
Depending on your needs, we may recommend one or more of the following treatments to restore your oral health:
To determine what treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation with Glacier Dental.
Glacier Dental is here to help you defeat gum disease! Call our office at (907) 802-4515 for our Tudor Location or (907) 802-4517 for our Bragaw Location to schedule an appointment. Our board-certified dental team offers a variety of procedures to fully restore your oral health.