Periodontal Disease Treatment
Do you suffer from bleeding gums and chronic bad breath?
If you said YES then you may have a serious infectious, contagious, inflammatory disease that requires immediate treatment. Periodontal disease is the result of bacteria collecting on the surfaces of the teeth as well as above and below the gum line. The disease destroys gums and bone and is the main cause of adult tooth loss. The harm from this disease also extends beyond the mouth, as the bacteria can travel to the bloodstream, which allows it to infect any major organ. Watch the video below on the research that has linked cardiovascular disease to periodontal disease.
You are not alone. At Dr. Zak Dental Care we can combat this problem with a personalized treatment plan to eradicate the infection in your gums and teeth.
Depending on the disease severity, the following procedures might be required:
1. Scaling and root planning – the elimination of tartar and plaque below the gum.
2. The detoxification of root surfaces where the disease festers using laser treatment and antibiotics.
3. Flushing out of the pockets to allow for healthy gum reattachment to root surfaces.
4. Periodontal Maintenance.
5. Instruction on proper brushing and flossing.
We are dedicated to working with you to restore your oral health and lower your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, and severe coronary artery disease.
Can periodontal disease cause heart problems?
Studies have shown that there is a link between periodontal disease and heart problems and that good oral hygiene can help control and minimize many heart conditions.
Periodontal disease and stroke
Periodontal disease and diabetes