Periodontal Therapy for Healthy Gums
Dr. William B. Langston III practices holistic dentistry in Sunnyvale, Texas because he believes so strongly in the mouth/body connection. Your oral health plays a role in your overall health, and nowhere is this more evident than in the instance of gum health. With periodontal therapy, we can help you experience healthy gums and have a positive effect on your total body wellness as well.
Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease has been shown to possibly contribute to such problems as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Think about it. Plaque contributes to gum disease, and it’s a buildup of plaque in the arteries that leads to heart disease and heart attack. Each part of the body influences the health of other areas of the body. If you’re suffering from gum disease, we’ll plan out periodontal therapy to treat the problem and foster an environment where healthy gums can flourish.
What are the signs that you might need periodontal therapy? Here are some of the symptoms of gum disease:
- Bleeding when you brush or floss
- Redness or tenderness of the gums
- Shifting or loosening of the teeth
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
- Pus between teeth
Regular Dental Checkups & Hygiene Visit
Problems like pus between teeth usually won’t show up until gum disease has advanced to a very serious level, and in the beginning, you may see no symptoms at all. If you’re seeing Dr. Langston regularly for dental checkups and hygiene visits, we’ll keep you informed of your overall gum health and any issues that might arise. Should we find that you’re suffering from gum disease, we’ll want to make sure you receive thorough periodontal therapy as quickly as possible. The sooner we can treat your problem, the less damage that will occur to gums, jaw bone, and other parts of the body.
Not only can gum disease lead to problems such as heart disease and stroke, but it can also breakdown the gums and jawbone, leading to tooth loss.
Has it been a while since your last visit to the dentist? If you’re in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, including Sunnyvale, Mesquite, Garland, Dallas, or other nearby communities, contact the office of William B. Langston III, D.D.S. We’ll help you find out more about your gum health and provide holistic periodontal therapy should it be necessary.