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Periodontal Therapy in Las Vegas

Dr. Michael P. Webberson and Gum Disease Treatment

Don’t think that periodontal disease (also commonly referred to as gum disease) is your problem? Conservative estimates report that up to 80% of the population unknowingly has gum disease in some form. It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth, and it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications.
 
70% of adult tooth loss is attributed to gum disease. Recent research shows a link between patients who have gum disease and those who suffer from strokes, heart attacks, or complications with diabetes or pregnancy. Gum disease is silent in that early symptoms may be painless and mild, like swollen gums or bleeding while brushing. Regular dental check ups are vital because a professional can detect, treat, and reverse gum disease in early stages before major problems arise.

What causes gum disease?

Several factors contribute to periodontal disease: plaque buildup, heredity, and lifestyle choices. By far, the most common and controllable factor is bacterial plaque, the sticky, colorless film produced by normal oral bacteria. Bacteria release toxins that break down the natural fibers that bond gums to teeth. When this occurs, pockets between the gums and teeth form, and more bacteria and toxins hide, flourish, and destroy your gums and teeth. Over time, this process can affect not only gums, teeth, and bone within the mouth, but also overall health. Bacteria in your mouth will be inadvertently ingested, and this can compromise your whole-body health.

How can I maintain good periodontal health?

Regular dental visits at least every six months allow us to keep a watchful eye on the health of your gums. You should also brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use good mouth rinses at home. We will recommend the products that will optimize your oral homecare, and we can also show you the best methods for brushing and flossing. If you have overcome periodontal disease, we will recommend frequent check ups to ensure your mouth stays healthy for a lifetime. 
 
Please call us today to schedule an appointment for periodontal therapy at Michael P. Webberson, DDS. If this will be your initial examination, take a moment to briefly review the information on our new patients page. We provide periodontal therapy to patients from all over Nevada, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Enterprise, Summerlin, Henderson, and other close communities.