Alpine Laser Dental Offers Periodontal Treatment in Santa Fe AND Los Alamos NM
Periodontal disease treatment in Santa Fe and Los Alamos NM is serious business. If your gums are bleeding, especially a lot, when you brush your teeth or floss, it could be a sign of a serious dental health issue. The fact is periodontal disease is very common in the US, Santa Fe and Los Alamos. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of this chronic infection and that percentage dramatically increases as people get older.
It’s bad enough that periodontal disease does a lot of damage to the soft tissues and bone structures that support your teeth, but recent research has also shown that gum disease is linked to a number of serious systemic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, and stroke. Pregnant women with periodontal disease are also more likely to give birth to low-birth-weight babies.
While excellent home care and regular visits with Dr. Brookover at Alpine Laser Dental are important steps to preventing gum disease, sometimes, often because of genetics, periodontal disease cannot be prevented. When it occurs, prompt and appropriate treatment will help mitigate the effects of the disease and preserve or restore your periodontal health.