The CDC says half of Americans age 30 or older have periodontitis. This equals approximately 64.7 million Americans.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) May 05, 2020
Drs. Steven White, Brad Haines and Colton Fischer of White and Haines Advanced Dentistry identify and treat gum disease in Charlotte, NC. Without proper treatment, gum disease can grow from causing mild bad breath and swollen gums to causing loose teeth and, ultimately, effecting a person’s systemic health. Advancements in periodontal equipment and technology allow the team of dentists at White and Haines Advanced Dentistry to offer comfortable, reliable care that halts the progression of this common condition.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most frequently diagnosed oral concerns. However, dental patients may be asymptomatic at the very earliest gum disease stage, gingivitis. Even those who present symptoms may mistake warning signs such as bad breath, swollen gums or bleeding gum tissue for other issues.
Without proper and immediate treatment, the bacteria that cause gum disease will continue to develop and destroy healthy gum tissues. Over time, the teeth and jawbone will also be damaged, leading to tooth and bone loss unless intervention is taken. From a systemic perspective, unmanaged gum disease has been linked to critical health concerns including cardiovascular events like stroke, exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis, complications of existing diabetes, development of certain cancers and a weakened immune system. Pregnant women who develop gum disease during gestation may increase their chances of giving birth to a baby with a lower than normal weight.
“The CDC says half of Americans age 30 or older have periodontitis. This equals approximately 64.7 million Americans,” explains Dr. Haines. “Our office tests for and emphasizes early detection of periodontal disease and offers many options for treatment including local antibiotic placement and non-surgical periodontal therapy.”
During the gingivitis stage, Drs. White, Haines and Fischer can often eradicate the underlying bacteria causing gum disease. Patients whose gum disease has moved to a more advanced stage, periodontitis, cannot completely get rid of the bacteria but can keep it from growing with routine, specialized cleanings. At White and Haines Advanced Dentistry, the dentists and staff offer a variety of leading-edge services and tools to effectively fight gum disease. From ultrasonic scaling and root planing to gentle gingivectomies and guided tissue regeneration, the dentists’ goal is to find and address gum disease as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Those with bad breath or swollen gums in Charlotte, NC are welcome to connect with the dentists at White and Haines Advanced Dentistry for a gum disease consultation. The practice is located in Cornelius, NC and wants to help patients eradicate gum disease before it spreads. To schedule an appointment, the office can be reached by calling 704-896-9535 or by visiting http://www.drswhiteandhaines.com.
About the Dentists
White and Haines Advanced Dentistry is a general dental practice offering personalized dental care to patients in Cornelius, NC. Dr. Steven White offers more than 20 years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. He has served as a mentor at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning as well as an instructor with the Advanced Aesthetics Program. Dr. Brad Haines was named a Top 40 Dentist Under 40 in Incisal Edge Magazine and brings more than a decade of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Colton Fischer brings a patient-centric approach to care, participating in programs that give back to the community including the North Carolina Dental Society Foundation’s Missions of Mercy (MOM). Drs. White, Haines, and Fischer strive to understand each patient’s unique set of goals to help them reach a healthy smile and they are members of the American Dental Association, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and Charlotte Dental Society, among many others. To learn more about Drs. White, Haines, or Fischer, or the services they offer at their practice, please visit their website at http://www.drswhiteandhaines.com or call 704-896-9535 to schedule an appointment.