When you think of dental concerns and treatments, you may think only of your teeth. However, your gums hold and nourish the teeth. They’re very important to your entire dental and oral health.
Gums can become infected, which can be a very serious problem. If an infection is not treated, those bacteria can begin to circulate throughout the body, which can aggravate other bodily systems, in some cases leading to:
- Heart disease.
- Tissue inflammation.
- Birth complications.
Besides all these risks, gum disease can cause an immediate threat to the health of your teeth. In fact, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults.
All these factors mean that gum disease treatment is extremely important both to your oral health and overall physical health.
Benefits of Gum Disease Treatment
Healthy gums can lead to better health in general. You can protect your teeth from getting infected, damaged, or extracted. Your gums can look great, instead of being red or inflamed. Periodontal disease treatment can even give you better breath!
You’ll especially enjoy coming to Shumway Dental Care for gum disease treatment. We have a reputation in Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona, for being very friendly toward our patients. We’ll keep you as comfortable as possible too. We used to even serve cookies and soft serve ice cream before the pandemic, and we’ll bring that back as soon as we can.
Plus, we like to respect our patients’ time by always being on time.
How Do We Clean up Gum Disease?
We use Perio Protect trays as a simple, comfortable method of periodontal disease treatment. We will take impressions of your teeth, then have customized trays created for your teeth. These will deliver bacteria-fighting agents directly into your gums. This happens gradually, and you can relax and watch your favorite show or read a book during the process.
We also use a remarkable soft tissue laser in some cases. Dental lasers can painlessly reshape gums, destroy bacterial infections, and stimulate new gum tissue to grow. They are part of a periodontal disease treatment plan that will protect your teeth and gums for the long-term.
Contact Shumway Dental Care for Gum Disease Treatment
If you’re in Gilbert or Chandler, contact Shumway Dental Care for healthier gums. Whether you have inflamed gums or just know that you haven’t had an exam for some time, contact us. We can give you a comfortable, thorough checkup to ensure that your gums and teeth are thoroughly protected.