What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal (gum) disease is a degenerative condition that can significantly affect your overall health as well as your oral health. Because periodontal disease is caused by an accumulation of plaque and calculus on the gums, it is very important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home to prevent the disease from affecting your smile. If periodontal disease develops and is left untreated, it may cause tooth loss and has been linked to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, pregnancy complications, diabetes, and more. Here at Luth & Heideman Center for Dental Care, our skilled dentists and hygiene team work together to prevent periodontal disease and effectively treat those who have it. Some of the periodontal disease treatments we provide include:
- CEREC® Single Visit Crowns
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Technology
- Family/Pediatric Dentistry
- Oral Surgery and TMJ Care
- Orthodontics and Occlusion Care
- Periodontal Care
- Restorative Dentistry
What are the symptoms of periodontal disease (gum disease)?
If you have gums that are red, bleeding, tender, or swollen, you may suffer from periodontal disease. Other symptoms may include persistent bad breath or tooth pain when biting and chewing. We encourage you to contact our dental office immediately to schedule your visit with Dr. Luth and Dr. Heideman and to learn more about periodontal care in Las Vegas, Nevada. We look forward to restoring your smile and oral health soon.