Most people understand that periodontal disease is serious even if they are not fully informed about its causes and effects. That’s because there has been so much work done to help educate people about the drastic life changes and the systemic effects of gum disease when it goes untreated. Luckily, research into treatment has been just as aggressive as the campaign to educate the public about the condition, so today’s gum disease patients are able to access treatment that is effective while also being low-pain and low-anxiety.
Signs of Gum Disease
According to the CDC almost half of Americans over the age of 30 have gum disease. If you are unsure whether or not you have periodontal disease, you should make an appointment with Creekwood Dental Arts in Waco, TX for an evaluation. Early symptoms you might see at home include:
If you are experiencing two or more of these symptoms, an evaluation is probably a good idea. If you are not experiencing at least two, then chances are good that you have not yet developed gum disease, although you could still be at risk.
Luckily, the treatments for various gum diseases have advanced a lot in recent years. Where it was almost always necessary to combine antibiotics and surgical solutions in the past, today’s treatments mostly revolve around the use of lasers to redefine the gum line while cleaning the area. There are a few different types of laser gum treatment, including the waterlase systems that use liquid cooling to maximize control over the process.
Make an Appointment
If you are looking for treatments for gum disease in Waco, TX, contact our office right away to make an appointment. Dr. Miller and Dr. Hinds have long histories of successful gum disease treatments in the area, and the office is equipped to offer the most innovative treatment solutions available. It all starts with a call.