Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most common oral health issues in the United States. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, upwards of 80 percent of U.S. adults have or at one point have had some form of gum disease.
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The most effective way to prevent gum disease is through a consistent dental hygiene and tooth cleaning regimen complete with brushing and daily flossing, and twice-yearly visits to our Cedar Park office for professional cleanings and examinations.
If Dr. Williams detects gum disease in Round Rock patients during these visits, he can provide swift and effective periodontal treatment, helping you avoid more advanced stages of the disease along with the serious systemic issues untreated gum disease can result in.
To schedule an appointment with Cedar Park general dentist Dr. Dale Williams, please call us today.
Types of Gum Disease
In most cases, gingivitis can be treated by improving your oral hygiene routine, but prescription mouthwashes may also be necessary to completely eliminate the problem.
Periodontitis is the advanced form of gum disease. Symptoms of gum disease at this stage may be similar to gingivitis with the addition of things such as:
Left untreated, periodontitis may result in excessive discomfort and tooth loss. This advanced form of gum disease has also been linked to systemic issues such as heart attack, stroke, respiratory problems, immune system disorders, complications with diabetes, and premature birth. If you are suffering from the symptoms of periodontitis, you will want to see Cedar Park general dentist Dr. Williams as soon as possible.