Gum Disease Treatment

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Gum Disease Treatment

Are your teeth chipped, cracked, or stained? Then talk to us about dental bonding. Dental bonding is an easy, inexpensive method to solve many cosmetic dental issues. They’re an excellent alternative to crowns and veneers for less severe cases. Patients love them because bonding is conservative and fast – and doctor Haake’s skilled approach makes any bonding procedure look like it was created by nature herself.

Even if you do develop periodontal disease, you may not notice any pain or discomfort – at least not until the issue has progressed to a critical point. But those gums are seeming more and more important to your overall health – study after study shows clear links between gum and whole-body health. When you consider that an estimated 200 million American have some type of gum disease, the issue becomes even more serious.

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease starts with plaque, a build up of the sticky bacteria that forms on everyone’s teeth. When it builds up at the gum-line – which is where it seems to collect the most – it can lead to infection. Because your gums are mucous membranes, they allow that infection to flood into your bloodstream and cause your body to have an inflammatory response. This response can lead to all kinds of problems such as :

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Some cancers, including pancreatic cancer
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Complications in diabetes
  • Premature birth, low-birth weight babies
  • Blood infections
  • Difficulties with joint replacements
  • Heart infections when valve problems are present
  • Immune system compromise
How Can You Test and Treat Me for Gum Disease?
Here at Haake Family Dental, we approach the screening for and care of periodontal or gum disease with appropriate seriousness. We encourage frequent cleanings and screenings, along with diligent at-home care. If we do find that gum disease has made an appearance, we will recommend a deep cleaning above and below the gumline, and when indicated, placement of the antibiotic Arestin. When applied inside the infected gum pockets, the tiny microspheres in Arestin kill periodontal bacteria for up to 21 days.

With proper care and follow up, gum disease is completely treatable!

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