Providing Relief from Periodontal Disease | Dentist 83642

Dentist Meridian ID

Over 45% of U.S. adults suffer from moderate to severe periodontal disease. This condition can range from mild gum inflammation to periodontitis, a severe form of the disease that can damage soft tissue and bone, potentially leading to tooth loss. At AdaCare Dental & Dentures, we offer comprehensive periodontal treatments to help both new and existing patients manage and overcome gum disease.

Causes and Consequences of Periodontal Disease

Poor oral hygiene is a primary cause of gum disease. Without regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental exams and cleanings, plaque can accumulate on teeth and along the gumline. If not removed, plaque hardens into tartar, which only a dental professional can eliminate.

Untreated gum disease can progress, leading to red, swollen gums that bleed easily during normal activities like brushing or eating. At this stage, professional periodontal treatment is crucial to prevent further advancement.

The Dangers of Periodontitis

When periodontal disease progresses to periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth, creating pockets that are difficult to clean without professional help. This can quickly deteriorate overall oral health, causing significant damage to bones, gums, and soft tissues. Periodontitis is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease

Several factors increase the risk of developing periodontal disease, including poor oral hygiene habits, diabetes, smoking, and hormonal changes in women. Certain medications can cause abnormal gum tissue growth, complicating oral hygiene. Additionally, those undergoing treatment for AIDS are at a higher risk of periodontal disease.

Expert Periodontal Care at AdaCare Dental & Dentures

Dr. Carl Larson and the team at AdaCare Dental & Dentures have the expertise to diagnose and treat all stages of periodontal disease. If you experience symptoms such as chronic bad breath (halitosis), sensitive teeth, red or swollen gums, bleeding gums, or pain while chewing, it’s important to seek professional care.

We provide excellent periodontal care and welcome new patient consultations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact AdaCare Dental & Dentures today.

AdaCare Dental & Dentures
Phone: 208-996-5808
3909 E Fairview Ave Suite 150
Meridian, ID 83642