How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
Periodontal disease plagues millions of Americans every year. It is a serious problem that can affect your overall health and well-being, due to the inflammation that occurs throughout your body when your teeth and gums are harboring bacteria and infection. Studies have shown that periodontal disease--also known as gum disease--can increase risks for heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, among other medical conditions. Whether periodontal disease is in the early stages or the more advanced stages, periodontal treatments are available at 32 Dental in Kennesaw.
Dr. Lan Vo of Kennesaw's 32 Dental is available to provide advanced periodontal treatments for patients that need them. Typically Dr. Lan Vo will ensure that she tries non-surgical, non-invasive treatments first. This may involve offering antibiotics to a patient to treat the infection, and consider a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. This helps removes plaque and tartar that may have built up on the teeth and gums.
If this periodontal treatment does not help resolve the problem, Dr. Lan Vo can offer more advanced periodontal treatments. Soft tissue grafts may be necessary if the gums have been affected greatly from the periodontal disease. Pocket reduction procedures may be the best treatment for patients who have extensive bacteria and inflammation affecting their gums around their natural teeth.
If periodontal disease is left untreated, many patients will experience irreversible consequences. Bone loss and loss of natural teeth can occur in advanced stages of periodontal disease, which is why it is essential that patients of 32 Dental in Kennesaw maintain their regular appointments in order to catch problems in their early stages, before they progress and become more serious.
Dr. Lan Vo of 32 Dental is available to help with advanced periodontal treatments when necessary. She can work with patients to determine the severity of their periodontal disease in order to decide the best course of treatment.
Call 32 Dental of Kennesaw today to schedule an appointment and start fighting gum disease as soon as it starts!