Gum disease is a serious – and common – oral health problem, affecting about 80% of American adults at some point in their lives. And, this issue contributes to complications like tooth loss, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. That’s why it’s so imperative that we provide periodontal therapy for gum disease at Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, fighting gum disease plays a big role in your overall health.
If caught early enough, we can reverse the effects of gum disease with non-surgical periodontal therapy. This typically involves scaling and root planing. We deep clean the infected soft tissues, remove gum disease-causing bacteria and toxins, and then modify the tooth roots to make it harder for these irritants to take hold.
With routine general dental care from Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry that includes dental cleanings and exams, you can avoid gum disease going forward. Dr. Neslund and our staff can educate you on the best practices for home dental healthcare to help you keep your gums healthy and disease-free. Once you’ve had periodontal therapy at our dental office, maintaining a thorough home oral healthcare routine is of utmost importance, and we’ll want to check in with you regularly to prevent future problems and infection.