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Chevy Chase Gum Disease Treatment

Treating Periodontal Disease with Rinaldi Dental Arts

Enhancing Your Gum Health for Better Quality of Life

Periodontal disease (or gum disease) is one of the most common diseases in America and it affects patients in various stages. These stages are as follows:

  • Bleeding – Your gums begin to bleed with brushing and flossing.
  • Gingivitis – Your gums become swollen, red, and tender.
  • Early Periodontitis – The gums begin to recede from the teeth creating “pockets”.
  • Moderate Periodontitis – The “pockets” between the teeth and gums deepen.
  • Advanced Periodontitis – Your teeth may become unstable and shift.
  • Severe  Periodontitis – Severe bone loss has occurred and tooth extraction may be necessary.

To combat this, early detection and treatment are essential in preventing gum disease from progressing to more advanced stages.

Enhancing Your Gum Health for Better Quality of Life

Effects of Gum Disease on Whole-Body Health

Many people are unaware that periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, can have far-reaching consequences beyond the mouth. This condition can also cause systemic inflammation throughout the body, which can lead to various health issues if left untreated.

In fact, research has linked untreated gum disease to several serious health problems including:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Fertility and pregnancy problems

So, if you have tender, bleeding gums or see pockets forming in your gums, be sure to talk through your options with Dr. Rinaldi to get the treatment you need to combat periodontal issues.

Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention

Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home, scheduling regular hygiene visits every six months, refraining from smoking, and limiting alcohol intake are crucial steps in preventing gum disease. However, if you do develop gum disease, our clinic provides effective Chevy Chase gum disease treatment options.

Our treatment options for gum disease include:

  • Subgingival scaling
  • Root planing (deep cleaning)
  • Antiseptic or antibiotic therapy (mouth rinse or gel)

No matter what stage of periodontal disease you’re in, our dental team can recommend the most appropriate treatment plan based on your specific needs and the severity of your case.

Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention