Periodontal disease is gum disease that affects many people across the United States. It is a gum disease that has progressed into a very serious condition and requires specific and through treatment in order to save the teeth from infection and loss. While periodontal disease starts off as gingivitis, gums that are severely infected require intervention in the form of periodontal therapy. It is important to understand that your gums and jawbone can be seriously and permanently damaged by periodontitis, and this is not a condition that can be ignored. As part of our general dentistry treatments, we are pleased to provide expert periodontal therapy to patients who suffer from periodontal disease.
Early intervention is the key to periodontal therapy success. At Gordon Dental of Leawood, we offer this specialized therapy for patients of all ages. If you have any signs of gum disease – red, swollen, and/or bleeding gums – it is imperative that you contact our dental practice to schedule an immediate appointment. Periodontal disease that goes untreated can result in irreversible health issues, including tooth loss, bone loss, heart disease, and diabetes.