Are you one of the estimated millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with gum disease in Palm Harbor, FL? Our dental practice sees patients experiencing all stages of this condition, including the common symptom of bleeding gums, every day. Many of them don’t understand at first why they need to come for special appointments throughout the year to manage this disease. In other words, they don’t see gum disease treatment as an investment.

Gum disease care is an investment to your health. The cost you spend on examinations and appointments helps you avoid pricier problems down the road. Consider these advantages of taking care of your gum disease:

·         You will have a better chance of keeping all your teeth. Missing teeth are common, especially in adults over 35 years old. If you lose your teeth to gum disease, you will have to spend much more to get traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures or dental implants in order to live a healthy life.

·         You may contributing to systemic health problems. Untreated gum disease has been linked in clinical research to everything from diabetes to some types of cancers. If you can prevent health issues today, you will save headache, money and stress down the road.

·         You might be able to stop your gum disease completely. When diagnosed and treated during the first stage, gingivitis, gum disease can be cured. After it has advanced to periodontitis, it can be managed, but will never go away.

·         You can feel better about the way you look and how your mouth functions. Problems like chronic bad breath, bleeding gums and gum recession take a toll on your self-esteem. You would be amazed at how much confidence patients get from undergoing laser gum therapy through processes like the advanced LANAP® protocol

It’s time to rethink the way you feel about going to the dentist for gum disease in Palm Harbor, FL. Been a while since you had your teeth and gums examined? Call our office today and we’ll help you get back on track.