When plaque and tartar infect the gum line, then an inflammatory infection can develop called gum disease (or periodontal disease). This condition can result in swelling, bleeding, tooth loss, and jaw bone deterioration, but our dentist can fight it with deep cleaning procedures and antibiotics. Call our office if you want to receive treatment for gum disease in Odessa, Texas.
We are learning that periodontal (gum) treatment is not only an important part of your dental health, but is a major factor in your overall health. Studies show a strong link between gum disease and conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, so a healthy body starts with a healthy mouth.
Our dental hygienists, Iris Hinojos and Shawna Foust, are well trained in soft tissue management to help prevent and control gum disease. Along with Dr. Greg Atwood, Iris and Shawna will provide an individualized gum care program best situated to your individual circumstances. If you notice any bleeding in your gums, contact Atwood Family Dental to schedule your appointment as soon as possible because this is one of the signs of periodontal disease.