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Gum Disease Rogers AR

Periodontal TherapyAn Overview

Gum disease affects almost 70% of adults. 

Periodontal disease is a common bacterial infection of the gum tissue that can threaten the health and integrity of the teeth, which are supported by healthy gums. Often a result of poor oral hygiene, gum disease may be preventable with routine oral health exams and improved oral hygiene.

Gum disease is a progressive disease that is best treated in the earliest stage of development known as gingivitis. As bacteria multiply and spread damage can be caused to the gums, teeth, and jaw.

Patients with gum disease are more prone to:

  • Receding gumlines
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loosening of teeth
  • Halitosis
  • Tooth Loss
  • Bone loss

Advanced gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.

As gum disease spreads bacteria from deep pockets within the gumline. Gums become inflamed and start to pull away from the teeth. Receding gums increase the risk of loose teeth that may fall out.

Left untreated periodontal disease can damage more than just our oral health. Patients with gum disease are at a higher risk of many systemic diseases. Once bacteria enter the bloodstream, patients are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes. For patients with an existing disease or medical conditions, periodontal disease can often impact symptoms and may be made worse by prescribed medication. Discuss your medical concerns with Dr. Adams and our team during routine visits so that we can make the most individualized recommendations for your needs.
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Dr. Heather Adams offers periodontal therapy for patients in Rogers and Bentonville, AR with varying stages of gum disease. Personalized treatment and oral hygiene advice can help patients with developing or chronic gum disease to restore health and avoid more complex dental problems.

Periodontal Therapy What to Expect

Dr. Adams builds personalized treatment plans when addressing gum disease to help patients restore and enjoy their optimal oral health. A thorough oral health exam and consultation provide Dr. Adams with the information needed to recommend the most suitable treatment options. Dr. Adams and our dental care team can also make personalized recommendations on how to improve your oral hygiene routine at home to prevent future flare-ups of gum disease.

Periodontal Therapy Rogers, AR

The objective of periodontal therapy is to remove harmful bacteria from the oral cavity and to restore any secondary dental concerns. Dr. Adams offers restorative options to rebuild healthy, stable smiles once damaged by gum disease.

Most patients with gum disease will receive a deep dental cleaning called scaling & root planing. The scaling and root planning procedure allows Dr. Adams to reach into the deep bacterial pockets to remove damaged tissue and clear out bacteria buildup.

Dr. Adams may also incorporate bone grafting, dental implants, gum contouring treatments or other cosmetic or restorative procedures in order to rebuild a stable, healthy, and beautiful smile.

Dr. Heather Adams

Why choose Heather Adams, DDS ?

Dr. Heather Adams believes in the practice of relationship dentistry that is based upon communication and the education of our patients on all aspects of the oral health. From experienced general dentistry to advanced treatment options for addressing the function and aesthetics of your smile, our team is dedicated to meeting your needs in a personalized manner.

Dr. Adams welcomes patients and families in the Northwest, AR area to our state of the art dental practice. Achieve the smile you have always wanted and enjoy the benefits of optimal oral health and wellness.