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Treat your periodontal disease in Phoenix, AZ with Dr. Louis Maro.
The Dangers of Gum Disease
Severe gum disease, or periodontal disease, not only affects your oral health but it has also been linked to other systemic health issues like:
- Heart Disease
- Premature and Low Birth-Weight Babies
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Dementia and Memory Loss
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Receding Gums
- Bleeding Gums
- Bad Breath
- Loose Teeth
- Tooth Lose
- Bone Loss
The Progression of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease’s earliest stage of gingivitis may only be a little redness and puffiness of the gums. Periodontal disease can progress to advanced periodontitis when bacteria have been allowed to grow to the point of destroying connective tissue and bone that surround and support your teeth. Periodontal pockets grow larger and teeth can become loose and fall out. Bone is lost and the only way to save your teeth at this stage is to see Dr. Maro for treatment.
Treat Your Periodontal Disease in Phoenix, AZ
Keeping regular appointments with one of our hygienists is the first step in preventing periodontitis. Maintaining a consistent schedule of checkups enables us to provide you with a thorough examination to effectively diagnose any signs of gum disease and propose the most effective treatment. If gum disease is suspected, our hygiene team will assess the severity and discuss the appropriate treatment options. In most cases, root planing and scaling is recommended and with the aid of laser dentistry, this treatment is virtually pain free and very safe. If your case is extremely advanced, you may require periodontal surgery.