Periodontal (gum) disease is a bacterial infection in the gums caused by the accumulation of plaque and calculus on the teeth and gums. When left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth, bone and gum loss. The disease has also been linked to serious health disorders, including, but not limited to:
- Pregnancy complications
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
To protect yourself against the dangers associated with periodontal disease, it is imperative to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home. This includes daily flossing, brushing and healthy eating. Our dentists will also check for signs of periodontal disease during your regular dental visits, and if you are diagnosed with this condition, we will provide treatment to help fight the disease. At Morgan & Associates, we can provide scaling and root planing, two non-surgical cleaning services, to help fight against and even reverse gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease.
Please call or visit our office as soon as possible if you notice that your gums are red, bleed easily or are swollen, as these are the first signs of gum disease. Through comprehensive care and a good home hygiene routine, we can help you achieve optimal oral health once again!
For more information about gum disease and scaling and root planing in Phoenix, Arizona, and to make your appointment with Dr. Ronald Morgan and Dr. Jamie Sanders, contact us at 623-846-7564.