The gum, or periodontal, tissues are an important part of your oral and overall health. Periodontal disease affects almost half of Americans over the age of 30, and if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. On top of that, periodontal disease has been linked to several systematic diseases. When you suffer from periodontal disease, your immune system is constantly fighting an infection. This weakens your immune system and increases your chances of developing diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease and other systematic conditions. At Arrowhead Dental, we provide periodontal treatment to protect your teeth and prevent further complications.
Other Surgical Treatment
If the gum tissue is not fitting properly around the tooth after a scaling and root planing, we may recommend a pocket reduction surgery. During the procedure, your gum tissue will be folded back so that we can remove any remaining bacteria and smooth out damaged bones.
If you have gum recession due to periodontal disease, you may also qualify for a gum graft. A gum graft will cover the exposed roots to help reduce sensitivity and protect the roots from decay. It will also prevent future gum recession and bone loss. You may also need a bone graft to rebuild bone that has been destroyed by periodontal disease.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you need a routine or deep cleaning, schedule your appointment with our dentists, Dr. Jordan Argyle, Dr. Jonathan Morgan or Dr. Greg Dover, today by calling 307-789-5210 and learn more about gum disease treatment in Evanston, Wyoming.