Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent diseases among Americans today, and periodontal disease often develops early, including in the adolescent and teenage years. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a disease that damages the gums and is the result of plaque and tartar buildup and bacteria causing inflammation of the gums. If this tartar and bacteria is not removed by a dentist, it will continue to cause damage to your child’s gums since normal tooth brushing will not remove the hardened plaque.
During regular dental examinations and cleanings, Dr. Lund and Dr. Markham will look for signs of periodontal disease. Common symptoms of periodontal care include sensitive gums, gums that are red or discolored, and gums that bleed easily. Depending on the severity of periodontal disease your child has, Dr. Lund and Dr. Markham will prescribe one or more treatments ranging from simple gum cleaning to advanced gum surgery.
It is important to diagnose and treat periodontal disease as early as possible, as it can cause significant damage to a child’s oral health as well as lead to greater health concerns. Periodontal disease has been linked to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart problems, and diabetes among others.
To learn more about periodontal care in Price, Utah, we encourage you to contact our office today for more information.
Periodontal Care For Special Needs
At Price Pediatric Dentistry, we are also pleased to provide periodontal care for special needs patients in Price, Utah. Patients with special needs are more likely to develop oral health problems including periodontal disease. Our wonderful team of skilled professionals has special training to help meet the needs of our special needs patients. We strive to provide the highest quality dental care for those with special needs, as well as form an excellent working relationship with care givers to jointly implement a dental care strategy that is best for the patient.