Periodontal disease (also called periodontitis or gum disease) causes extensive damage when bacteria and decay invade and begin to destroy the supporting bone and gum tissue surrounding the teeth.

Untreated, it leads to tooth loss. Signs of perio disease include bleeding, tooth mobility (loose teeth), bad breath, and pain. It’s important to screen for diseases of the gum regularly, and treat them immediately, because research indicates oral health as being linked to the systemic health of the entire body. For this reason, experts strongly recommend regular visits to your dentist, periodontist, or other oral health care provider.

Finding and eradicating problematic bacteria to improve our patients’ health is of utmost importance at Wheatland Dental Care. Fortunately, expensive periodontists aren’t the only doctors of dentistry who can treat gum disease. Not only do we offer a comprehensive gum therapy program, but Dr. Harry L. Sugg is also a specially-trained laser dentist, using the ND yag, or diode, laser, to eliminate destructive bacteria. Dr. Sugg’s ongoing training in the most recent technological advances ensures that our patients are receiving treatment with the most up-to-date tools available today.

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