Combating Gum Disease with Periodontal Therapy
At Hill Davis Dental Group in Lubbock, we want to keep your oral hygiene at premium levels—and that includes taking excellent care of your gums. Having healthy gums is vital to your dental and overall health. One way we can ensure the health of your gums is with periodontal therapy.
Gum disease is the number one reason American adults lose their teeth. Gum disease has also been linked to systemic issues such as diabetes, strokes, and heart attacks. It only takes twenty-four hours for gum disease to become dangerous enough to start causing problems. And that is the same amount of time it takes for plaque to begin to harden into calculus, which is far more difficult to remove from your teeth. Taking care of your teeth and gums is very important, and if you think you have gum disease, it’s time to get periodontal therapy.
How Do You Know If You Have Gum Disease?
The restorative dentistry experts at Hill Davis Dental Group in Lubbock recommend you look for the following symptoms:
- Bleeding, especially during or after brushing your teeth
- Swelling, tenderness
- Redness or other discolorations
- Receding or pulling away from teeth
- Shifting or loosening teeth
- Improper bite
- Loosening dentures
- Pockets forming around teeth
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it is vital that you contact the Hill Davis Dental Group for periodontal therapy as soon as possible. Call our Lubbock, TX office today at (806) 793-0651!