If you are experiencing tooth and gum sensitivity, bleeding gums, or bad breath, you could have gum disease, a treatable but potentially dangerous condition that can wreak havoc on your total body health.
At O2 Dental Group of Southern Pines, we proudly offer the very best gum disease and periodontal treatment near Southern Pines, Carthage, Pinehurst, Whispering Pines, Taylortown, Aberdeen, Lakeview, Vass, West End, Seven Lakes, Cameron, Ashley Heights, and Foxfire!
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Although not all patients experience pain or bleeding, gum disease and other periodontal issues can come with a long list of symptoms. If you are experiencing one or more of the following, call our Southern Pines dental office today for an appointment:
- Bleeding gums
- Gum recession and tissue detachment
- Loose teeth
- Tooth loss
- Frequent bad breath
- Heavy tartar and plaque buildup
Consistent brushing and flossing can reverse the damage of mild gum disease but anything more severe must be assessed by a periodontist or one of our Southern Pines dentists. Until you get the care you need, you could be putting your smile - and the rest of your body - at risk!
The Dangers Of Untreated Gum Disease
Did you know that, when left untreated, gum disease can compromise your total body health? In fact, periodontitis has been found to spread throughout the body, ultimately reaching the cardiovascular system, including the lungs and the heart.
If you are suffering from untreated gum disease, you could have or eventually develop the following conditions:
- Increased blood sugar levels (diabetes)
- Sleep apnea or obesity
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature labor
- Respiratory diseases
- Heart attack, stroke, or high blood pressure
Our dentists offer superior periodontal treatment using the following treatment methods:
If you are diagnosed with a gum infection, our team will perform a deep cleaning to remove bacterial deposits along the surfaces of your tooth roots. For most patients suffering from gum disease and other periodontal problems, we recommend cleanings every 3 months to ensure that the teeth and gums stay as healthy as possible. Frequent appointments also allow us to assess your oral health and suggest additional treatments as needed.
If you are in need of a more comprehensive or targeted treatment than a deep cleaning, our dentists may recommend laser dentistry to help treat your gum disease. Dental lasers come with a variety of benefits, including:
- Rapid healing time
- Virtually painless treatments
- More accurate outcomes
- Faster procedures
We use lasers on not just gum disease but in a variety of restorative, cosmetic, and pediatric procedures.
Schedule Your Periodontal Treatment With O2 Dental Group Of Southern Pines
Are you experiencing the damaging, dangerous symptoms of gum disease? Schedule your appointment at our Southern Pines dental office today to get the effective treatment you need!
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