Gum disease screening is an important part of managing both your oral health and your overall health. If you have bleeding gums, it could lead to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Other symptoms include gum tenderness, loose teeth, gum sores, and a foul taste in the mouth. Gum disease spreads and causes a myriad of problems with your oral health and extends to overall health with many systemic links. Gum disease treatment in Henderson, NV is available at the dental office of Dr. Brian G. Sanford. Dr. Sanford would be happy to offer gum disease screening, and if you have gum disease, treatment options are available.
About Gum Disease: Tooth Loss and Systemic Diseases
Gum disease can cause tooth loss. For that alone, it needs to be treated. Furthermore, as it’s an active infection, it can cause problems with your immune system, your blood sugar, can put pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery, ups your risk for heart disease and stroke, chronic respiratory illness --- the list goes on.
There is a definite connection between the health of the mouth and the health of the body.
Henderson, NV Gum Disease Treatment
Scaling and root planning is a deep cleaning of the pockets around the teeth where bacteria breeds. At Dr. Sanford’s Henderson, NV dental practice, we leverage laser dentistry in a variety of areas, including gum disease treatment, providing through cleanings and bacteria eradication. Ask us about LANAP Laser Therapy for gum disease.
We check for signs of gum disease during routine dental examinations. We take this opportunity to also look for signs of oral cancer and other issues that need to be addressed for not only the health and look of your smile, but for overall patient wellness, too. Talk to us about any gum concerns and / or to book a periodontal assessment. Dr. Sanford is currently taking on new patients and has an excellent reputation in and around Henderson, NV for excellence in dentistry.