Prevent Periodontal Disease
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects over eighty percent of Americans and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. If left untreated, gum disease can have a serious negative impact on your oral health and the way that your smile looks and feels. Periodontal disease manifests in many different stages and will worsen as the disease continues to progress.
Periodontal disease symptoms can include:
- Sore or swollen gums.
- Teeth that appear slightly longer due to gum recession.
- Pus around the gumline.
- Painful chewing.
- Tooth sensitivity.
- Bad breath.
- Bleeding gums.
On their own, these symptoms do not necessarily mean that you have periodontal disease. However, if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may want to come into our office for a gum disease diagnosis from your periodontist.
Gum Disease Treatment from Dr. Haywood
Periodontal disease may affect your oral health, but fortunately, gum disease is also completely treatable. With gum disease treatment from Dr. Haywood in Timonium, you can enjoy a fresh, healthy smile again.
At our practice, we offer non-surgical perio care. During gum disease treatment, we will remove the harmful bacteria that is causing your gum disease and help you enjoy a higher level of oral health and wellness.
Every treatment for periodontal disease is personalized for you to best meet your needs. When you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, Dr. Haywood will meet with you to develop an individual treatment plan that will treat your gum disease and improve your oral health.
To find out more about our gum disease treatment, or to talk to your periodontist, call us at our office today. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have, or to schedule a diagnostic appointment or consultation.