Periodontal diseases affect the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. Due to food debris and bacteria, plaque gets accumulated around the tooth. Visit Fergus Spades Dental Care in Jonesboro, AR, for specialty periodontal dental restorations. Call 870-910-0000 today!
Types of Periodontal Diseases That Can Harm Your Teeth
Periodontal diseases affect the supporting tissue of the gums. If not treated, these can lead to unstable teeth or even tooth loss. Some of the periodontal disease types are:
Chronic periodontal disease
Aggressive periodontal disease
Periodontal disease relating to systemic conditions
Necrotizing periodontal disease
Each periodontal disease has specific treatments.
Contact our dentists today to learn more about the periodontal restoration procedures.
Periodontal Diseases Can Trigger Heart Diseases and Strokes
Researchers have found that a person having periodontal diseases is nearly twice as likely to suffer a coronary heart disease as a person without. An oral infection can even cause a stroke! Several theories explain the link between heart diseases, strokes, and periodontal diseases:
Oral bacteria affect the heart
Susceptibility to infections
Diagnosing Periodontal Diseases
Our experienced dentists will perform a periodontal examination before treating you for any periodontal diseases. A small dental instrument called periodontal probe is used to measure the sulcus (space) between a tooth and the gums.
A healthy sulcus measures 2 millimeters or less and does not bleed. If our dentists find any other results, they will guide you through the next course of treatment.
Treating Periodontal Diseases
The treatment methods for periodontal diseases depend on the severity of the disease itself. All you have to do is schedule your appointment with our dentists, and they'll evaluate and recommend the suitable treatment.
For gingivitis, 1 or 2 sessions of cleaning with improved oral hygiene should be sufficient. If the disease is in an advanced stage, we perform a special cleaning called scaling and root planing or deep cleaning. Call us today at 870-910-0000.
Effective Treatment for Periodontal Diseases
If left untreated, it only takes a few hours for plaque to turn into calculus! It is advisable to visit your dentist at least 4 times a year for regular dental cleaning to maintain a good oral hygiene. Your appointment usually includes:
Examination of existing restorations
Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs)
Examination of tooth decay
Oral cancer screening
Oral hygiene recommendations
Schedule your appointment with our dentists. Visit us at 727 East Parker Road or call 870-910-0000.
Established in 2001, we are a locally owned and operated dental office and serve all of Jonesboro, AR and surrounding areas. Let the experienced doctors at Fergus Spades Dental Care provide you with quality dental care for your entire family.