Periodontal and Gum Disease Treatments
Periodontal disease is an infection cause by bacteria and effects the gums and bone if not treated. Periodontal disease can cause you to lose your teeth. This bacteria has been found to increase the risk of other health related issues such as:
- Pre-term and low birth-weight babies
- Heart disease and stroke
- Respiratory infections and diseases
Periodontal treatments depend on the type of the gum disease and how severe it is. If the disease is caught early and no damage has been done to the supporting structures under the teeth, you may simply need a professional cleaning. Schedule a visit with Dr. Elbrecht and his team at Advanced Dental Care of Anderson.