Periodontics (Gum Disease)

Did you know that over 60 million Americans have some form of mild to severe periodontitis? 

Gum disease (as it's more commonly known) is caused by a bacterial infection resulting from a number of risk factors. These include:

 
  • Lack of home care
  • Smoking
  • Diet
  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular or Heart Disease
  • Other disease

Often, gum disease can be characterized by bleeding, painful, swollen, or receding gums. While some mild forms can be reversed (and avoided) by proper oral health, persistent symptoms, especially when severe, require immediate medical attention. 

At Stonecreek Dental Care, we specialize in a number of preventative and treatment measures for periodontitis. If you think you might be at risk for gum disease, or are showing any of the symptoms mentioned above, call an office near you today.