It has long been established that periodontal health is important, but science continues to offer new proof as to why. There is a growing body of evidence that poor gum health can contribute to a variety of general health ailments – including stroke, cardiovascular disease and dementia – in addition to causing gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Our practice offers periodontal diagnosis, treatment and education to ensure that you don’t become a statistic. Because poor periodontal health can have frightening repercussions, we want to make certain your gums are healthy and free from infection. Our registered dental hygienists perform routine root planing and scaling to thoroughly clean and remove dangerous bacteria from infected gums. Patients with periodontal issues may require more than two professional checkups every year.

Having the right tools is essential to preventing and combating gum disease. Our office offers Sonicare toothbrushes to patients suffering from periodontal complications, as these are an ideal method for thoroughly cleaning the teeth and gums between office visits. We’ll also supply you with special mouthwash formulated to target and remove the bacteria commonly associated with gum disease.

Dr. Dunaway and Dr. Warf believe education is key to achieving excellent dental and periodontal health. We provide detailed oral hygiene instructions to patients so they can prevent the development of gum disease.

If your gums are swollen, bleeding or more sensitive than usual, it’s likely that you have some form of gum disease. Please visit us so we can promptly resolve your periodontal issues and restore your gums to optimal health.