Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States, but many people do not realize they have it. At Ocean Atlantic Dental, we aim to prevent and treat periodontal disease so that you can avoid the risks associated with it. If left untreated, periodontal disease has been linked to:
- Tooth loss
- Pregnancy complications
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Many other systemic conditions
The best way to avoid periodontal disease is to brush and floss thoroughly every day, maintain a balanced diet, and visit the dentist at least twice each year. Dental professionals such as Dr. David Throckmorton and our hygienists can remove the stuck-on plaque and calculus that lead to periodontal disease so you can enjoy optimal oral health for life. We also offer periodontal therapy to those who do have periodontal disease in an effort to get them back to optimal oral health. We will carefully examine your mouth in order to determine which type of treatment will be most effective in meeting your needs.
To learn more about periodontal disease and periodontal therapy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, call us at 757-498-1663. If you notice gums that are red, swollen or bleeding, contact us as soon as possible as these are some of the signs of periodontal disease. Our team will help you schedule an appointment with our dentist and provide you with additional information.