Periodontal Treatment in Williamsville
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common oral health conditions patients face, with over 75% of American adults expected to suffer from a mild to advanced stage. While symptoms may start off as relatively benign, they can quickly evolve if treatment isn’t provided, leading to jawbone deterioration, tooth loss, and even serious health problems that affect your overall wellbeing.
Here at Amherst Dental Group, our team is happy to offer the exceptional services of Dr. Stanley Shainbrown as our resident expert on gum disease. He and the rest of our staff can provide revitalizing care at the earliest possible stage of the condition, protecting your oral health and helping you smile brighter than ever here in Williamsville, NY. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!
Why should I be worried about periodontal disease?
- Many studies have shown us that patients who suffer from gum disease are nearly twice as likely to experience a heart attack and nearly three times as likely to experience a stroke in their lifetime. This correlation is particularly noticeable when looking at adults who are over the age of 50.
- Gum disease has been shown through research to actually worsen the effects of diabetes and make it more difficult for patients to maintain a normal blood sugar level.
- Research has shown us that there’s a strong link between respiratory conditions and gum disease.
- There is strong evidence that the presence of gum disease can result in lower birth weights for newborns.
Dr. Shainbrown’s recommended treatment for your case of gum disease will depend on its severity. In mild instances, more frequent dental cleanings and more diligent oral hygiene routine at home may be all it takes to reverse any ill effects. With moderate cases of gum disease, he can provide root scaling and planing, which is an in-depth, professional cleaning that removes bacteria under the gumline and smoothes out the tooth roots. When faced with severe periodontal damage, surgical intervention may be required.