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1300 Summit Ave #101, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Today, nearly three out of four Americans suffer from some form of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). While this common condition may only exhibit mild symptoms at first, it can quickly become dangerous if left untreated for too long, leading to inflammation, jawbone deterioration, and even tooth loss. Studies have even shown that it may be connected to serious health problems like heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Here at Lakeland Family Dental, we’re dedicated to keeping patients safe and healthy, which is why we make effectively treating periodontal disease at the earliest possible stages a priority. With the help of regular check-ups and available therapy options, Dr. Eric Ruiz and Dr. Samantha Ruiz can ensure that you and all your loved ones enjoy happy, healthy smiles for years to come.

How do I know if I have periodontal disease?

Common symptoms include:

  • Gums that are red or tender
  • Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
  • Teeth that feel unusually loose
  • A sudden change in your bite
  • Bad breath that isn’t alleviated by diligent oral hygiene or mouthwash
  • Teeth that appear longer (a sign of receding gums)

However, it’s important to remember that in many cases, signs that are noticeable to an untrained eye may not manifest until the disease has progressed. That’s why attending regular check-ups with Dr. Ruiz, Dr. Sam and their team is so important.

Personalized Treatment Options

While our team will initially try to stave off periodontal disease with the help of preventive therapies, we are prepared to provide non-surgical therapy if necessary. Our scaling tool can remove hardened plaque, and we will also plane root surfaces in order to reduce the threat of future infections. Regular use of Peridex or Listerine anti-bacterial oral rinses can help preserve the revitalizing effects of these treatments.

Our Oconomowoc, WI dental office is happy to welcome patients of all ages, and we can’t wait to give you new reasons to smile with the help of our experienced, comfortable care. Please contact Lakeland Family Dental today if you have any questions, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment for you or a loved one. We also serve the areas of Watertown, Hartland, Sussex, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Delafield and beyond.