Active gum disease causes tooth loss and can significantly impact your overall health. With timely periodontal treatments, Englewood, NJ dentists can help you reduce the risk to your smile and your body.
Englewood, NJ patients with healthy teeth only tend to need a preventative cleaning every six months. But when tartar buildup, bleeding gums, and active periodontal infections start to develop, preventative strategies are no longer appropriate. Instead, a scaling and root planing (“deep cleaning”) procedure can help to eliminate the bacterial infection, halting bone and tooth loss.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Let our doctors know if you’re exhibiting any of the following symptoms of a chronic gum infection:
Periodontitis isn’t a condition that’s isolated to your teeth. The bacteria causing the gum infection can spread through diseased tissues directly into your cardiovascular system, lodging itself inside of your heart and blood vessels. As your immune system becomes strained, the severity of gum disease is directly tied to an elevated risk of health conditions such as:
Fortunately, reversing gum disease can consequently help to improve your overall health and make it easier for your body to address secondary medical issues you may be struggling with.
Schedule a Periodontal Screening Every Six Months
Our dentists complete a gum disease screening as part of every new patient exam and checkup. If it’s been longer than six months since your past visit, we encourage you to call and book an exam today. It won’t just save your smile, it could help save your life!