Improve Your Oral Health with Periodontal Treatment

Did you know that three out of four Americans today suffer from one of the stages of gum disease? Also referred to as periodontal disease, this common condition often goes unnoticed in its early stages, which are relatively mild. However, if its presence is left untreated for too long, your oral health can experience devastating blows, such as tooth loss.  In addition, gum disease has been linked to a myriad of serious health problems, including strokes, heart attacks, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, and complications regarding diabetes and pregnancy. Thankfully, Dr. Thomas Lakebrink, Dr. D. Alexander Mitts, and the dedicated staff at Lakebrink Dental take this threat very seriously.

Regular check-ups at our Liberty, MO, Kansas City, MO office can go a long way in helping keep your smile safe from damage caused by gum disease. It’s also important for you and your loved ones to keep an eye out for common symptoms of the condition when you’re between visits at home. Signs of gum disease include:

SYMPTOMS

  • Gums that appear red, swollen, and/or tender
  • Gums that bleed during or after brushing and/or flossing
  • Bad breath that isn’t relieved by mouthwash or other techniques
  • A sudden change in the way your bite feels
  • Teeth that suddenly appear longer (this is a sign of receding gums)

 

PROGRESSION OF GINGIVITIES INTO PERIODONTAL DISEASE:

 

PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND HOW WE TREAT IT:

 

Of course, there’s no better line of defense against oral health issues than your local dental team. If we notice signs of gum disease during your local check-up, we’ll be happy to provide customized periodontal therapy that quickly and effectively banishes bacteria and the threat of further infection from your gums. All you need to do is bolster our care by flossing daily and brushing twice a day, and you should be able to enjoy a rejuvenated smile for years to come.

Do you suspect that your gums be in dire straits? Don’t wait – contact Lakebrink Dental to schedule an appointment! Our team provides a wide variety of comprehensive dental services that are sure to suit the needs of you and your loved ones and give you all a reason to smile.