Swollen, red, or bleeding gums are signs of an unhealthy mouth. In addition to bad breath and potential tooth loss, these conditions can affect your whole body, contributing to conditions like heart disease, stroke, and other serious health issues. These are signs of periodontal disease, a disease that attacks the gums and bone that support the teeth.
If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 4 out of 5 people have some form of periodontal disease, and many of them don’t know it! Periodontal disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. Plaque eventually turns to calculus or tartar. When plaque and tartar are not removed, they destroy gums and bone.
See How Periodontal Gum Therapy Can Transform Your Smile!
Periodontal gum therapy is a treatment provided by Dr. Jackson to remove plaque and calculus to restore the healthy condition of your gums. Thanks to the many advanced treatments we offer, periodontal disease can can be managed and often times reversed. We can even perform soft tissue grafts to cover exposed tooth roots, and replace missing tissue from a receding gum line right in our office.
As a highly skilled, dually trained periodontist and prosthodontist, Dr. Jackson is able to provide care beyond the scope of most other dentists in Barrington. If you have symptoms of periodontal disease, call our office to schedule your diagnostic exam today!