The health of your gums is important for so many reasons. Gum disease is a chronic disease that too often goes undiagnosed until the later stages. Gum disease can trigger a whole range of additional oral health concerns and should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Chesapeake, VA dentist Dr. John Cranham provides state of the art laser therapy and periodontal therapy treatment options for the effective management of gum disease.
Gum disease affects 75% of adults
What are the signs and symptoms of gum disease?
Gum disease often does not show any signs until it has progressed. A common indicator of gum disease is frequent bleeding of the gums. Many patients will pass this off as normal, but it is not. If you notice any changes in your oral health, be sure to schedule a dental appointment.
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen or tender gums
- Receding gums
- Change in the fit of an oral appliance
- Loose feeling or shifting teeth
What could happen if I do not treat my gum disease?
Treating gum disease is essential for protecting not only your oral health but for the health of your whole body. Gum disease increases the risk of:
- Tooth loss
- Receding gum line
- Shifting of teeth
- Heart attack
- Cardiovascular disease
What treatment options does Dr. Cranham offer for gum disease?
Dr. Cranham uses the latest in dental technology to provide comprehensive treatment for all stages of gum disease. Laser dentistry provides effective treatment with less bleeding and discomfort and allows for more accurate treatment with less downtime than traditional gum procedures. Using laser dentistry Dr. Cranham can clean the gums and deep pockets of any bacteria, plaque, and tartar. Laser dentistry is minimally invasive and can enhance your health and the aesthetics of your smile. Laser dentistry can also be used to correct a receding gum line that may have resulted from advanced gum disease.
Schedule A Consultation
Dr. Cranham may recommend laser dentistry to treat your periodontal or cosmetic concerns. To learn more about treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cranham in our Chesapeake, VA dentist office. Call us directly at 757-656-4109 or request an appointment online.