Did you know that the condition of your smile can impact your overall wellbeing? Studies show that healthy teeth and gums positively influence whole-body health. Periodontal (gum) disease is a leading cause of adult tooth loss and has been linked to systemic health conditions such as diabetes complications, osteoporosis, heart disease, respiratory problems, low birth weight, dementia, and more.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red, inflamed gums
- Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth
- A change in your bite alignment
- Receding gums
Maintaining & Renewing Gum Health
Boerne’s Dr. Massa works with patients to create good gum health. Regular checkups and cleanings provide a proactive way to keep gums free from disease. If you experience any signs of gum disease, we’ll assess your condition and recommend treatment options that address your unique needs.
Your Boerne dentist offers non-surgical gum disease therapy to stop the spread of gum disease, alleviate discomfort, and revitalize gum health. Often, a cleaning by our hygienist, followed by proper home care, reverses early stage gum disease, called gingivitis. More advanced cases of gum disease may require topical antibiotic therapy. If you require the care of a specialist, Dr. Massa will refer you to a trusted periodontist in the area.
Take care of yourself by taking care of your smile. You’ll be glad you did!
Creating Smiles, Changing Lives. Call Premier Dental Center today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Massa. Our Boerne office delivers outstanding dentistry to families in Comfort, Cordillera Ranch, Fair Oaks Ranch, Kerrville, Bulverde, and surrounding areas.