Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to a host of complications if left untreated. It’s caused by bacteria in the mouth and results in inflammation and infection of the gums. If gum disease isn’t treated, it can cause damage to the tissue around your teeth, leading to problems like receding gums and even tooth loss. It can also cause a number of other problems such as bad breath, toothaches, and pain when chewing food. The bacteria involved in gum disease is also connected to more severe conditions like heart disease and stroke, so taking the necessary steps to treat gum disease as soon as possible is important.
At the Pennsylvania Center for Periodontology, we specialize in diagnosing and treating gum disease. Our team of experienced clinicians can assess the severity of your gum disease and provide a tailored treatment plan to help reverse the effects of the condition. We use advanced technology and techniques to remove bacteria, reduce inflammation and stimulate regeneration of tissue in the affected area. In our practice, Dr. Fullem is specially trained to perform the FDA-cleared laser treatment called the LANAP® Protocol. This procedure treats the entire mouth when a patient has moderate-severe generalized periodontitis with damage to their gum tissue and jawbone. This is a successful treatment that is less painful than traditional periodontal surgery because it is done with no incisions or need for sutures. Our goal is to restore healthy gums and supporting tissue, so you can enjoy a healthy, pain-free smile.
In addition to our advanced treatments for gum disease, we also offer preventive care and education, so our patients have the information and support they need to maintain their oral health. We believe that prevention is always better than cure and work hard to reduce the risk of further complications from gum disease.
If you’re concerned about gum disease, don’t wait to seek help. Make an appointment with us at the Pennsylvania Center for Periodontology today and let us help you achieve a healthy, pain-free smile. With our advanced treatments and preventive care, we can provide you with the best chance of avoiding serious complications from gum disease. Don’t let gum disease get any worse – book an appointment with us today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.