Periodontics is the part of dentistry that covers the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, often called gum disease. The periodontal branch of dentistry is an important one because periodontal disease that goes unchecked can cause severe soft and hard tissue damage within the mouth and may result in lost teeth if it is not treated appropriately.
Periodontics at Oakridge Dental
Doctor call has been trained to help you as a patient prevent gum disease and if you do happen to be found with gum disease treat and care for your mouth to reduce risks as much as possible. From inflammation of the gums to true severe gum disease, a good well developed plan for treating your mouth can be the difference between losing and keeping teeth.
All cases are different and a thorough examination should be undertaken if you suspect gum disease. But, if diagnosed appropriately and timely, you can greatly reduce potential damage that can be caused by periodontal disease.
If you have questions or concerns about periodontics and the health of your mouth we’d love to have you come in for an appointment and sit down with Dr. Call to assess the situation and see if further treatment or procedures are necessary.
Periodontic dentistry can also involve the placement of dental implants to manage periodontal disease or other situations. Speak with Dr. Call to see what is right for you.
Did you know that according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention approximately half of Americans over the age suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Their findings suggest that 64.7 million Americans suffer from periodontitis to a mild, moderate or severe degree. If you happen to be over the age of 65 the likelihood of suffering from the disease increases from 47.2 percent to 70.1 percent.
Though periodontitis can afflict patients of almost any age, increasing age is a significant factor in your likelihood of contracting periodontitis. Because our staff are highly trained in diagnosing, treating and preventing periodontitis you can feel confident about the health of your gums when you see us regularly. We consider gum health to be just as important to your overall oral health as that of your teeth.
If left undiagnosed and untreated the great risk for periodontal disease is that it will ultimately result in the loss of teeth. A regular element of all our visits is diagnostics aimed at discovering any periodontic issues that need to be treated. We use the latest technology for diagnoses and treatment resulting in diagnosing problems as early as possible and in the most effective treatments if a problem ever is discovered.
Serving all of Davis County
Because we are just a short drive from Highway 89 and Shepard Lane access from not just Farmington, but also Kaysville, Layton and Fruit Heights coming from the north and Centerville, Bountiful, Woods Cross and North Salt Lake from the south are all easily accessible.
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