Reid Clark, DDS | Guy Ribando, DDS
Mark Wilkinson, DDS | Brittany Semones, DDS
Gum Disease Maintenance
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums and is a precursor to periodontal disease. Gum disease (periodontitis) isn’t just a problem with your gums. It has been definitively linked to increasing your risk of systemic problems like diabetes, heart disease, and pulmonary disease; moreover, it can even affect a baby’s birth weight and an expectant mother’s ability to carry her baby full term. At Friendly Dentistry, we provide screening to help you prevent dealing with periodontitis, since proactive care can often help keep gum disease at bay. Call us right away if you notice any of the following:
A simple, outpatient surgery may be needed in order to remove excess gum tissue and to reduce pockets that trap bacteria, which contributes to periodontal disease. Non-surgical gum disease treatment and maintenance can include advanced cleaning, oral medication, topical medication and medical rinses to improve your mouth’s overall health and longevity.
Come see our knowledgeable hygienists and doctors to take the best care of your gums and teeth.