Periodontal Therapy for Patients in and around Rocky Mount

The CDC has a sobering statistic about periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). According to their research, half of all Americans over 30 have an advanced form of this common oral health problem, which means there are literally millions and millions of patients who need help maintaining their good health and wellbeing.

At Crooked Road Family Dentistry, we’re happy to offer periodontal therapy to patients in and around Rocky Mount, VA. When left untreated, gum disease can have a serious impact on the health and beauty of your smile. Besides causing your gums to become red, swollen, or tender, gum disease can also cause bleeding, frequent bad breath, and even tooth loss. What’s more, gum disease has been linked to other health problems, like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, and pre-term delivery in pregnant women.

Personalized Care from Dr. Gene Gress

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to treating gum disease—it all depends on your personal needs. Milder cases of gum disease can sometimes be managed with cleanings and a more thorough homecare routine. More advanced cases may require a combination of techniques, like scaling and root planing, along with more frequent cleanings or even treatment with an antibiotic.

Dr. Gene Gress will design your treatment around your specific needs, and he’ll answer any questions you might have. We want you to feel completely comfortable with what we recommend and will never move forward with a treatment plan you don’t understand.

Do you need help treating gum disease? Call Crooked Road Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Gene Gress is proud to offer periodontal therapy to patients from Rocky Mount, Roanoke, Martinsville, Danville, Timberlake, Lynchburg, and beyond.