The thought of having a disease and not even knowing it can be frightening. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can sometimes begin so subtly that you may not know you have it until it leads to large problems like tooth loss.
Here at Jeff Berger Dentistry, we are able to catch periodontal disease in its early stages so we can protect your mouth and overall health. We do everything we can to prevent, diagnose, and treat periodontal disease before it’s given a chance to progress.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Symptoms of periodontal disease can be hard to notice at first and may not seem like a serious issue, but if the infection develops, it can cause damage to your oral structure and even your overall health. It’s best to catch gum disease early on, as it is more treatable at that point, but we can help treat gum disease at any stage.
Check for the following signs to determine whether or not you have gum disease:
- Red gums
- Bleeding gums
- Mouth sores
- Swollen or tender gums
- Pus in between gums and teeth
- Receding Gums
- Incessant bad breath
- Severe tartar buildup
We Can Help
We work hard to keep periodontal disease from causing damage to your mouth. Routine cleanings are important in order to prevent gum disease from occurring, but if you already have it, we have the experience and tools to offer you relief.
We use laser therapy to remove harmful bacteria and to help get your gums healthy again. Laser therapy is a less invasive procedure than surgery, is very precise, and provides long-lasting results.
We also offer DNA testing for our patients with periodontal disease. Through this test, we can find out which type of bacteria is present in your mouth and whether you are genetically inclined to gum disease.
Come Visit Us
If you think you may have gum disease, come visit our team! We can help treat the infection and keep it from developing any further.