Routine visits are especially important in order to effectively diagnose gum disease and begin treatment
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. By intercepting the infection earlier, we can avoid excessive bone deterioration. Active periodontitis is closely linked with major health concerns like diabetes and heart disease, among others.
If you have active periodontal disease, we’ll recommend a different type of therapeutic cleaning to stabilize the infection and halt bone loss. Let us know if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gum tissues
- Tooth mobility
- Pain when eating
- Bad breath
- Heavy amounts of tartar buildup
- Open space between teeth
Schedule Every Six Months
How long has it been since your last checkup and dental cleaning? If it’s been over half a year, schedule your family’s trip to Jean M. Lafayette, DDS in Bloomfield today!