What is Periodontal Disease?

testimonialsPeriodontal disease, or gum disease, is a common inflammatory condition that can be caused by the bacteria found in plaque. If periodontal disease is left untreated, it will continue to advance to later stages and put patients at higher risk for developing heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and other serious health problems. Gum disease affects one in five adults, and is the leading cause of tooth loss.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • A receding gumline
  • Teeth that feel loose in the mouth
  • Pus in the area between the gumline and the teeth
  • Gum sensitivity
  • Gums that appear darker around teeth

If you experience any of these symptoms, it could be a sign of periodontal disease, and you may want to visit our office for diagnosis and treatment.

Periodontal Disease Treatment From Dr. Nabors

perioAt our practice, our goal is to prevent gum disease and inflammation before it occurs. Dr. Nabors treats gum disease using modular periodontal therapy.

Modular periodontal therapy uses a non-surgical system of testing, medications and convenient home care to treat and prevent periodontal disease in his Nashville patients. At our practice, we focus on your general health, and not just your oral health. When we treat periodontal disease, we promote the restoration of a patient’s full health and help them feel great and healthy.

Each patient is different and may have different periodontal disease related dentistry needs. When you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, Dr. Nabors will work with you individually to develop a plan that will meet your unique needs. At advanced stages, periodontal treatment may require scaling and root planing, or other periodontal therapies.

Help us prevent periodontal disease and help you achieve a higher level of overall health. To find out more about periodontal disease or to schedule an appointment, call us at our office today.