Studies have shown that gum disease will affect approximately 75% of American adults at some point in their lives. This can be as simple as minor irritation caused by early gingivitis or a major dental issue in the form of receding gums and gums that bleed when brushing.
While most patients suffering from the early stages of gum disease can be treated successfully by the dentists of Vassey Dental Partners in Peachtree City, advanced gum disease may require more extensive treatments.
At routine preventive care visits, the staff of Vassey Dental will educate their patients on the early warning signs and symptoms of gum disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Sore gums
- Receding gums
- Loose Teeth
- Sores in the mouth
- Changes in the fit of dentures
- Persistent bad breath
Patients of Vassey Dental may receive scaling and root planing, an intense cleaning procedure that removes plaque from the deep pockets pockets of the gum line and the teeth. In more severe cases of gum disease, surgery may be required to restore oral health.
Why are healthy gums important?
Vassey Dental Partners dentists emphasize the role that healthy gums play in our overall health. It has been found in recent studies that there is a direct correlation between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, including stroke. They have also found links between gum disease and diabetes. Your dental health has been proven to have an impact on overall health, and the health of your gums has a direct impact on your dental health- this is why the staff of Vassey Dental partners takes the time to address gum disease and educate patients on effective at-home oral hygiene.
At Vassey Dental Partners in Peachtree City, GA, we seek to create a personal, ongoing relationship with our patients so that we can continue to offer them the benefits of modern dental care as well as educate them on prevention and dental hygiene.
If you have experienced any of the symptoms of gum disease or have not been in for a routine dental cleaning, contact Vassey Dental Partners in Peachtree City and schedule an appointment!