Eliminate Gum Disease with Periodontal Treatment
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have periodontal disease:
- Bad breath that you can’t get rid of
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
Any of these symptoms may signal the presence of gum disease, which should be checked by Dr. Gashinsky.
How Periodontal Disease Treatment Works
Gum disease is very prevalent today, affecting almost 90% of the population at some point in their lives. Gingivitis (gum inflammation) and periodontitis (inflammation of the tissues that support the teeth that can cause deep tooth and bone loss) are caused by bacterial plaque (germs on the teeth). Also, preliminary research has linked periodontal disease to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and it has also been linked to pancreatic cancer.
Dr. Gashinsky incorporates the newest technologies and techniques to bring state-of-the-art care to his patients. He believes that patient comfort is an essential part of quality dental care, all the while maintaining a holistic approach to all of his patients.
It is important for you to understand that plaque and tartar are not the cause of periodontal disease. It is the pathogens/bacteria found in the fluid inside the natural pockets your gums form around your individual teeth. Periodontal disease is a long-term chronic degenerative disease which, left untreated, can lead to serious risks to your health.
Have you been told that you have gum disease?
Our practice specializes in the latest technologies to treat gum disease, including laser treatment which is fast, less expensive, and less invasive than surgery.