Periodontal Care

In its early stages, gum disease shows very few symptoms. You may not even notice reddened gums or a bad taste in your mouth. These symptoms can quickly progress, eventually leading to advanced-stage gum disease, which is a chronic bacterial infection that causes gum and bone loss. Regular dental visits and adjustments in home hygiene practices can arrest and reverse the earliest stages of gum disease. It’s a known fact that periodontitis (gum disease) is the primary cause of adult tooth loss. The American Dental Association estimates that 75% of American adults have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that triggers our body’s immune system to create inflammatory cells that destroy the supporting bone around your teeth. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss.

In addition to the reducing your risk of tooth loss, your dental professionals are also concerned with the inflammatory aspect of periodontitis. For over a decade, medical and dental professionals have been aware of the systemic risks associated with inflammation. Dental Healing Art’s mission is to treat not only your mouth but improve your overall health. Our goal is to diagnose periodontal infections early and use the latest technology to treat and control this chronic disease process. Our state-of-the-art laser-assisted periodontal therapy has evolved past traditional scaling and root planning that simply focused on removing the bacterial and tarter from the tooth. The latest research shows that the most aggressive oral bacterial can actually become embedded in the gum tissue and enter the blood stream. This is where our approach to treating the disease set us apart.