According to MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, about 80 percent of U.S. adults currently have some form of gum disease, ranging from gingivitis to serious periodontal disease. The prevalence of gum disease increases with age, as teeth wear down, gums naturally recede, and medications affect oral changes. If your gums feel tender or look red and swollen, you may be at risk for gum disease. Other signs include bleeding and/or receding gums, sensitive teeth, and persistent bad breath. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as various other health problems. Many life-threatening illnesses are linked to the presence of dental diseases, so please call us today for affordable dental services. We can help protect not just your teeth but your overall health.
If you’re concerned about gum disease, call our office. We will make an appointment for a thorough dental evaluation with Dr. McLachlan. If you have any degree of periodontal disease, we can help. In the past, gum disease required surgery. While surgery is still an option and sometimes necessary, many cases are now treated with less invasive techniques first, such as deep dental cleanings, local antibiotics, and special mouth rinses.
Grandview Dental offers affordable dental services to help you conquer gum disease. A healthy body needs a healthy mouth, and a healthy mouth needs healthy gums!
Fortunately, oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases as long as it is caught soon enough. That’s why we provide regular screenings for early detection. Digital x-rays help with this, as well, because they allow Dr. McLachlan to see possible tumors and other problems associated with the jaws. Invest in preventative care with low-cost dental care in Salt Lake City.