Are your gums bleeding with regular brushing and flossing?
Are they swollen, red or tender to the touch?
Do you have chronic bad breath?
Have you experienced gum recession, or do your teeth appear “longer” than they were before?
You may be one of millions of Americans suffering from gum disease, and your overall health may be at risk.
Did you know that over half of the American adult population suffers from gum disease, or that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults?
Did you know that left untreated, gum disease can significantly increase your risk for serious systemic health problems?
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a chronic bacterial infection that is largely caused by poor oral hygiene. Plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth irritates the gums to the point where they begin to pull away from the teeth (gum recession). With receding gums, deep pockets begin to form between the gums and the teeth, allowing the infection to progress. Eventually, the gums can no longer support the teeth, and teeth and supporting bone are lost.
Aside from your oral health, the consequences of gum disease run much deeper than just your smile. The truth is, the mouth is the gateway to the body, and any bacterial infection in the mouth has a direct pathway to enter the bloodstream and wreak havoc on your internal organs and your overall health.
The oral-systemic link is strong and evident today, especially when it comes to gum disease. Gum disease has been proven to significantly increase your risk for over 50 other diseases including heart attack, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, depression, hypertension, and more.
At King Family Dental, we understand the importance of healthy gums, and we’re happy to provide gum disease treatment in Louisville. We use tried and trusted deep cleaning techniques to eliminate the infection below the gum line and reattach the gums in a healthy position.
Gum disease requires more regular deep cleaning appointments to keep the infection under control, but with the help of Dr. King and our compassionate dental team, we can treat your gum disease for a healthy mouth and a healthy body!