What is periodontal disease?
Chronic Gum Disease
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a chronic disease that can severely damage the gum and bone tissue that supports and protects your teeth.
In its earliest stages, gum disease can be easily treated and often reversed by merely improving oral hygiene habits or adding a mild antimicrobial product to your routine. Our hygienists are skilled at determining the treatment that will be right for you.
Once periodontal disease advances past these stages, however, it is no longer reversible, although proper treatment can stop it in its tracks and prevent further damage. It will require constant care and diligence to keep this type of infection at bay because once you have periodontal disease, you will be more prone to flare-ups for the rest of your life. We can help you stay healthy!
Periodontal Disease Linked to Other Health Conditions
Periodontal disease has been linked to many other systemic (and dangerous) health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and some types of cancer. At Reliant Family Dental, we take periodontal disease very seriously, and every examination at our office includes a gum disease screening. Dr. Meunier and our skilled hygienists are also experienced at treating gum disease and will work with you to create an effective treatment plan if you are diagnosed with this condition. So if you think you've got periodontal disease, please don't hesitate to contact our Evansville, IN dental office.