Milwaukee Periodontal Therapy
Ross Dental is here to help patients fight off periodontal disease, better known as gum inflammation. Periodontal therapy treats your gums and prevents further infection. If you’re experiencing gum problems, it’s time to get better.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. The disease occurs 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 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.
Periodontal Disease Risk Factors
The following increase your risk of periodontal disease:
- Chewing Tobacco
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Blood Cell Disorders
- Steroid Medication
- Anti-Epilepsy Drugs
- Cancer Therapy Drugs
- Blood Pressure Drugs
- Immunosuppressant Drugs
- Oral Contraceptives
- Passing Saliva
- Poorly Fitting Bridges
- Crooked or Crowded Teeth
- Defective Fillings And Crowns
Preventative oral care 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.