Chronic infection and inflammation caused by gum disease can also lead to systemic conditions and a weakened immune system.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (PRWEB) May 26, 2020
The well-respected dentists of Clearwater Dental Associates encourage patients with early warning signs of gum disease, such as swollen or bleeding gums, in Clearwater, FL to seek treatment in an effort to stop advancement of the condition and preserve their oral and overall health. Without intervention, gum disease inevitably leads to gum, tooth and bone loss. Chronic infection and inflammation caused by gum disease can also lead to systemic conditions and a weakened immune system. The dentists at Clearwater Dental Associates help patients fight the varying stages of gum disease through advanced technology and protocols, including minimally invasive laser dentistry.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection in the mouth that begins in the periodontal pockets between the teeth and gums. As gum disease develops, its first symptoms may be subtle. Swollen, bleeding gums and chronic bad breath are among the most common complaints reported by individuals with gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease.
As Dr. Nolan Allen notes, “If a patient is experiencing bleeding gums or has bad breath, or if when they brush, they have discomfort, those are clear indicators that perhaps the patient may have periodontal disease.” He adds, “If the periodontal disease becomes too advanced, then we have no other choice than to extract those teeth. And then we talk about implants or other forms of teeth replacement.”
Without treatment, gum disease continues to strengthen and cause other problems such as bright red gums, painful gums and loose teeth. In fact, many cases of tooth loss in the United States can be linked to untreated, unmanaged gum disease.
In addition to affecting a patient’s oral health and wellness, gum disease has a systemic component. The condition has been connected with increased likeliness of heart disease development, incidents of stroke and problems associated with diabetes. Studies on the correlation between gum disease and other medical issues suggest that the unabated development of bacteria eventually spreads an infection throughout the body, therefore setting the stage for future concerns.
To halt the progress of gum disease, the dentists from Clearwater Dental Associates offer traditional protocols such as scaling and root planing and gingivectomies. Whenever possible, these dental professionals opt for advanced laser dentistry supported by minimally invasive, comfortable Waterlase technology like the Waterlase iPlus™ and Waterlase EPIC™. Waterlase equipment uses gentle laser light to bypass the need for cutting instruments such as scalpels, making Waterlase a less invasive alternative to more traditional methods of fighting gum disease.
Those who present signs of gum disease in Clearwater, FL such as gum recession or bleeding gums are welcome to make an appointment at Clearwater Dental Associates in Clearwater or at their new Dunedin, FL location. To schedule a consultation, call 727-797-8800 for the Clearwater, FL location, 727-734-3321 for the Dunedin, FL office, or visit http://www.cdadental.com.
About the Dentists
Clearwater Dental Associates is a team of leading dentists serving patients in the Clearwater area for over 30 years. Drs. Matthew Burton, Keith Kiskaddon, Nolan Allen, Maria Hernandez, James Hayslett, and William Spencer offer comprehensive services at two locations, with offices in Clearwater and Dunedin, FL. The Clearwater facility alone holds 17 seats and over 20 team members. Clearwater Dental Associates provides the latest in dental treatments and technology, including full mouth dental implants, Invisalign®, sedation dentistry, general dental care, and an in-house lab. A patient-centered practice, each doctor and team member is dedicated to patient comfort and education. To learn more about Clearwater Dental Associates or to schedule a personalized appointment, call 727-797-8800 for the Clearwater, FL location, 727-734-3321 for the Dunedin, FL office, or visit http://www.cdadental.com.