According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 64.7 million Americans have periodontal disease. This condition can do a lot more than harm your oral health—its underlying inflammation is linked to other health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and even Alzheimer’s disease. At Valerin Dental Group, our dental team can help you maximize your oral and overall health through our periodontal therapy services.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal (gum) disease is an inflammatory condition typically caused by oral bacteria. Over time, it damages the gum tissue and bones surrounding teeth. It can lead to tooth loss, oral pain, and other systemic health problems (as described earlier).
It’s not always obvious when a person has periodontal disease. That’s why it’s so important to consult with your dentist regularly, who can detect and address signs of gum disease in its earlier stages, or better yet help you avoid gum disease in the first place!
Examples of Periodontal Disease Therapy
Depending on your needs, our Peoria team can provide you a range of periodontal disesae therapy services to optimize your oral health. Popular services include:
Crown lengthening surgery
Scaling and root planing
Periodontal plastic surgery and laser treatment
How to Protect Periodontal Health
It’s common for people to lose their teeth as they get older, but it’s not a “normal” part of aging. To protect the health and integrity of your teeth, gums, and bone tissue, commit to a lifetime of healthy oral habits! Brush and floss every day, get your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist regularly, and avoid things refined sugar and tobacco which are damaging to dental health.
Contact the Valerin Dental Group at (309) 693-2310 to learn about our comprehensive periodontal disease therapy services and schedule an appointment!
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6901 N Knoxville Ave #202 Peoria, Illinois 61614 1-309-693-2310