Periodontal therapy offers a non-surgical method of removing the bacteria that cause gum disease.
DAVIDSON, N.C. (PRWEB) January 06, 2020
Drs. Steven White, Brad Haines, and Colton Fischer, the respected dentists at White and Haines Advanced Dentistry, provide gum disease treatment options for patients in Davidson, NC. Depending on the severity of the gum disease, the doctors offer scaling and root planing (or periodontal therapy), local antibiotic placement, and gingivectomies. Their commitment to offering these effective treatments gives gum disease sufferers the solutions they need to take charge of their oral healthcare.
Gum disease occurs when bacteria builds in the area between the gums and the teeth. Over time, the bacteria eat away at healthy soft and hard tissues, causing an infection that will continue unless the patient seeks dental intervention. As gum disease advances, the gums pull away from the teeth and supporting gum tissues are destroyed. When this occurs, bone can be lost and the teeth may loosen or eventually fall out.
Some of the warning signs of gum disease include chronic bad breath, swollen and red gums and gums that regularly bleed. Drs. White, Haines, and Fischer recommend that patients experiencing these symptoms seek treatment due to the effect gum disease has on a person’s overall health. In fact, researchers are finding links between periodontal disease and systemic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Periodontal therapy offers a non-surgical method of removing the bacteria that cause gum disease. With scaling and root planing, the dentists use ultrasonic tools and hand instruments to remove diseased tissues and harmful bacteria before gum disease can cause irreversible damage to the gum tissue, teeth, and bone. Local antibiotic placement helps keep gum disease sites free from increasing bacteria. In some cases, gum tissue may become infected and need to be removed in order to prevent further infection. Gingivectomies restore the look and function of the gums by removing this diseased tissue and restoring proper oral health.
Early detection of gum disease is the best way to ward off significant health concerns. Those looking to learn more about the varying gum disease treatment options can schedule a consultation with dentists Drs. White, Haines, or Fischer at their Cornelius, NC practice by calling 704-896-9535 or 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.