Periodontal disease is a serious disease in which the body responds to bacterial infections in your gums. The long-term effects of this infection are swollen, bleeding gums; bone loss around the teeth; and tooth loss if left untreated. Our dentist and team don’t want you to suffer from the effects of this gum disease. Come visit Dr. Connaughton for periodontal therapy.
We now know there is a systemic link to gum infection. Studies show you are at a much higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and low birth weight babies to name a few. Our goal with treatment is to eliminate the disease and achieve a level of health that can be maintained. We actively treat periodontal disease with numerous techniques involving oral hygiene instruction, scaling the teeth, root planing, antibiotic treatments, frequent recall visits, and even surgery if warranted. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive treatments so you can be as healthy as possible.
Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. For a long time, it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases, but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.
To find out more about our treatment options for gum disease in Boise, Idaho, please contact us today at Tree City Family Dental.