Your oral health is the gateway to your overall well-being. When periodontal (gum) disease strikes, it can increase your chances of serious health risks, including:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory disease
- Preterm birth
- And much more!
That’s why each dentist in our Bloomington, MN, office is passionate of making sure your gums are healthy to live a quality life.
What are signs of periodontal disease?
Unfortunately, gum disease is known as the “Silent Disease.” Out of 75% of Americans who have gum disease, only 60% don’t know they have it.
Are you experiencing these symptoms?
- Bleeding gums
- Puffy and swollen gums
- Red and tenders gums
- Gum recession
- Consistent bad breath
If so, then it’s important you see one of our dentists in Bloomington, MN, to see what treatment is necessary. Depending on the nature of the gum disease, we may need to refer you to a periodontist.
A periodontist is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. They use multiple products and techniques to get your gums back to tip top shape. The connection between oral and overall health has become a hot topic and Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act” highlighted the connection and how one periodontist used the product Straumann® Emdogain™ on her patient, who experienced excellent and natural-looking results.
If you wish to view the segment, visit their website.
Don’t let gum disease get the best of you! At Point Family Dentistry, we believe you deserve comprehensive care—free from periodontal disease. Contact our office today!