Periodontics in Middletown
When it comes to maintaining good oral health, prevention is every bit as important as treatment. At Hampton Family Dentistry, we take pride in providing our patients with state-of-the-art dental care. If you are concerned about your risk of periodontal disease, a visit to the dentist’s office can alleviate your fears and help prevent future health problems. To schedule an appointment, call our dentist’s office in Middletown today.
Facts About Periodontal Disease
- Commonly known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that attacks gum and bone tissue. As the disease advances, it destroys bone tissue, causes your teeth to separate from the gums, and causes teeth to become loose and eventually fall out.
- Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in the United States. As many as half of all adults in the United States older than 30 suffer from some degree of periodontal disease. Your chances of contracting the condition rise as you grow older; as many as 70 percent of all Americans older than 65 have the disease.
- If it goes untreated, periodontal disease not only leads to tooth loss, but can also raise your risk of other health problems such as heart disease and stroke. It has also been linked with respiratory diseases.
- Poor oral hygiene is the primary cause of periodontal disease, but there are other factors, such as being a smoker, grinding your teeth, and having a family history of the disease. Having certain conditions, such as diabetes, can also make you more likely to develop periodontal disease.
Our Periodontal Services
At Hampton Family Dentistry, we have a skilled periodontist on staff who can diagnose and treat periodontal disease. When you visit our office, our periodontist will first review your past dental history to check for any issues that can make you more likely to develop gum disease. Then, our periodontist will check your bite, make sure that none of your teeth are loose, and check your gums to make sure that they are not inflamed. Our periodontist will also measure your periodontal pockets—the spaces between your teeth and gums—to make sure that they are not widening. X-rays will also be taken to ensure that the bones under your gum line are healthy and stable. The treatment options we offer for periodontal disease and its complications include:
- Scaling and root planning.
- Root surface debridement.
- Periodontal surgery.
- Dental implants.
Why Choose Us?
- Over 30 Years of Experience
- All Dentistry Under One Roof
- Dental Care for the Entire Family
- Free Orthodontic Consultations
- We Offer Interest Free Payment Plans
- Patient Referral Program
- Both Offices Offer a Courtesty Discount for Senior Patients