Gum Disease Therapy

Gum Disease Therapy

When not addressed promptly, gum (periodontal) disease can significantly damage oral health. This bacterial infection of the gums can also contribute to decreased overall health. Osteoporosis, heart attack, stroke, dementia, and low birth weight are just a few of the whole-body complications linked to gum disease. Learn more about how gum disease affects your heart…

Personalized Periodontal Treatments

At our Markhamack location, Dr. Riazi & our team alleviate the symptoms of gum disease with custom treatments tailored for your individual case. For instance, the good news is that early-stage gum disease, called “gingivitis”, can be reversed with a deep cleaning by our hygienist and proper brushing and flossing at home. Gum disease that progresses beyond gingivitis typically responds well to topical antibiotic treatment. If you have severe gum disease, Dr. Riazi & our team may recommend the services of a trusted periodontist, a specialist in treating conditions of the gums. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Above all Periodontal exams at our Markhamack Family Dentistry office are a good first line of defense to keep gum disease at bay and protect the health of your smile.

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