Did you know that gum disease is the most common health problem plaguing American adults? Over 80% of the population is estimated to be suffering from gum disease. Additionally, research has shown that there is a definite link to diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and many others. During your checkup, we’ll investigate the health of your gums, and if you’re suffering from gum disease, we’ll devise an individual treatment plan that includes periodontal therapy here at Framingham Family Dental Care.
Periodontal therapy can vary depending on how far your gum disease has progressed, but typically it involves scaling and root planing. These procedures involve deep cleaning the area under the gums and then smoothing out the tooth root to prevent irritants and toxins from collecting there.
Afterward, we will want to check in with you regularly to make sure your gums are healing nicely and staying healthy. Regular flossing, brushing, and rinsing with mouthwash will help keep gum disease at bay as well as lower your chances for other systemic diseases. Don’t lose your teeth and your health to this serious problem. If you live in the Metro-West Boston area near Framingham, contact us to make an appointment for a checkup.