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SE Wisconsin Periodontal Therapy Reduces Gum Disease and Improves Overall Health

Periodontal Disease: Symptoms, Risks and Prevention

Milwaukee Periodontal TherapyThe New Berlin dentists of Ross Dental are here to help our patients fight off periodontal disease, better known as gum inflammation. Periodontal therapy treats damage to your gums and prevents the infection from spreading. If you’re experiencing gum problems, it’s time to get better. Ross Dental offers treatment to patients all over southeast Wisconsin, from right here in New Berlin to Milwaukee and beyond.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums occurring when gingivitis has gone untreated. Gingivitis starts as a minor gum infection from poor oral hygiene habits. Near 70% of the U. S. population has or will develop some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease progressively destroys the tissue and bone which support your teeth. Fortunately, treatment is highly effective the earlier when the infection is found early.

Periodontal disease symptoms:

  • Swollen, red, tender, or bleeding gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Sensitive or loose teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Receding gums.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a dentist appointment for a checkup today. If not effectively treated by Ross Dental, the disease will severely undermine your oral health and put you at risk for developing other health problems.

Periodontal Disease Risk Factors include:
  • Smoking
  • Chewing Tobacco
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Blood Cell Disorders
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Steroid Medication
  • Anti-Epilepsy Drugs
  • Cancer Therapy Drugs
  • Blood Pressure Drugs
  • Immunosuppressant Drugs
  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Passing Saliva
  • Poorly Fitting Bridges
  • Crooked or Crowded Teeth
  • Defective Fillings And Crowns
  • Genetics

Brookfield Periodontal TherapyWaukesha-Area Periodontal Dentist Helps Prevent Bacteria Buildup

Prevention is key to good oral health. Certain bacteria can cause your gums to become irritated and inflamed. If plaque or biofilm hardens, you can’t remove it by simply brushing and flossing at home. Unless the bacteria is thoroughly removed from your teeth and eradicated from the deepening pockets created by periodontal disease, it can cause tooth loss. We provide deep teeth cleaning to remove bacteria and hardened plaque to prevent the disease from taking hold.

If you already have irritated gums or gingivitis, choose Ross Dental for your dental health care needs. My dental team and I will help you understand periodontal disease and the available treatment options. We also perform follow up care to keep the disease in remission.

Comprehensive Dental Services in the Milwaukee Area

Ross Dental treats more than gum disease. We offer a full array of preventative services like cleanings and checkups. Restorative and cosmetic services improve the appearance and function of your teeth. Ask about all of our available services for improving your oral health.

Contact Ross Dental today for full details on periodontal therapy (treatment of gum disease). We will answer all of your questions, providing comprehensive information about the procedures, guidelines, gum maintenance and cost.

Contact our New Berlin periodontal dentist today for more information on gum disease and its treatment in Brookfield, Milwaukee & beyond Waukesha County.
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