Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
In recent years, periodontal disease has become a serious health threat, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that as many as half of Americans over the age of 30 have significant periodontal disease. Fortunately, non-surgical periodontal treatment at our Chesapeake dental office makes it easier than ever to halt the progress of the disease.
Dangers of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that spreads to your gums and oral tissue, and eventually infects the jawbone. Some common symptoms of gum disease are bleeding or tender gum tissue, teeth that feel loose, and persistent bad breath. Often, however, gum disease has no noticeable symptoms - especially at the early stage. Still, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in those over forty.
Along with causing tooth loss, bone loss, and painful abscesses, periodontal disease has been tentatively linked to a host of other chronic disorders including heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, and respiratory disease.
At our Chesapeake dental office, we are concerned about the serious problems caused by gum disease. We identify the disease at its earliest stages so that we can treat it as quickly as possible to protect your dental and overall health.
Gentle, Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
Non-surgical periodontal treatment can effectively help you prevent more serious problems from developing. Dr. Dukes treats periodontal problems, sometimes with innovative laser therapy.
We can often control gum disease without the need for surgery, especially with early diagnosis. Unlike invasive periodontal treatment, periodontal scaling and laser therapy gently and comfortably eliminates harmful bacteria. We can treat infections and, with routine maintenance, keep gum disease in remission.
Long-Term Maintenance and Care
With periodontal treatment at our Chesapeake dental office, we will restore your gums to a healthier state, but we don’t stop there. Our professional team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Your specific needs and dental goals are a fundamental part of your overall health care plan, and we will tailor your periodontal care accordingly. We will take the time to explain your treatment plan in detail and make sure that all your questions are answered fully.
Dr. Dukes is highly experienced, and this experience, combined with continuing education, allows him to provide you with the highest quality of dental care possible. It is our goal to educate you about the steps you can take to prevent further infections, gum recession, and bone loss.
Take the Next Step to a Healthy Smile
Our top priority is to do everything we can to make sure you enjoy excellent oral health. Periodontal disease is a serious problem, but it is almost always avoidable with proper prevention and oral hygiene. If you do develop gum disease, we will remove any infection and work with you to prevent future reoccurrence.
Please contact our Chesapeake dental office for more information about our comfortable, non-surgical periodontal treatment. Working together, we can make sure that your teeth stay healthy and disease-free.