Gum disease doesn’t just hurt your gums. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. It can even affect your overall health. Research has linked it to such serious problems as diabetes, heart disease, and low birth weight. Dr. Sood offers gum disease treatment in Crofton that:
- Stops disease in its early stages, so you won’t suffer from lasting negative effects
- Restores the healthy appearance of your gums
- Helps you avoid tooth and bone loss
- Eliminates unpleasant symptoms like gum tenderness and chronic bad breath
- Allows you to brush and floss without discomfort
Treat periodontal disease before it leads to further problems. Call us today at 301-261-3800.
Proactive Gum Treatment Keeps Your Smile in Great Shape
Like cavities, gum disease is caused by bacteria in your mouth. If it gets below your gumline, it can create “pockets” where even more bacteria collects. The resulting infection threatens teeth and bone and leads to inflammation that affects your immune system.
While you’ll experience discomfort, bleeding gums, and other unpleasant symptoms in the disease’s early stages, you’ll avoid tooth loss and other more serious problems with early-stage treatment. This is why your dentist pays special attention to gums during your dental exams. If she sees any signs of disease, she will treat it with:
- Scaling and Root Planing – This two-part treatment removes disease-causing bacteria from above and below your gumline and makes it more difficult for bacteria to accumulate.
- Arestin® – Applying this antibiotic extends the beneficial effects of scaling and root planing and helps prevent future infection.
We’ll numb your mouth prior to treatment, but you can also receive dental sedation if you’re worried about discomfort.
Prevent Periodontal Disease With Proper Oral Hygiene & Dental Cleanings
The best way to prevent gum disease is by following oral hygiene best practices like:
- Brushing and flossing daily
- Limiting consumption of sugary foods and drinks
- Visiting our office every six months for professional dental cleanings
- Avoiding tobacco use
For gum disease treatment in Crofton, call us at 301-261-3800 or request an appointment online.