Gum Disease Treatment
At the Aesthetic Dental Center of Kentucky, check ups always include an exam for gum disease (periodontal disease). Periodontal disease develops from tartar trapping bacteria under the gum. This bacteria eats away at the bone and ligaments that support the teeth and if left untreated the teeth can become loose and fall out. Most people with periodontal disease are unware that they have it. This is because until is becomes severe it usually causes no pain or discomfort.
If it is discovered that you have mild to moderate periodontal disease you will receive a “deep cleaning” in our office. The disease will be monitored at each check up to ensure that it does not become severe. It is often manageable with a “deep cleaning” and improved home care.