While often overlooked, your gums represent the foundation of your oral health. If left unchecked, your gums can become infected and cause a host of problems within your smile as well as your overall health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and has been linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and premature births. At Seneca Family Dentistry, we take extra measures with general dentistry to help patients avoid gum problems. However, if gum disease is present, our office is equipped to offer a variety of proven therapies to reverse the condition and protect your health.
Gum disease is best prevented by diligent oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings. However, once gum disease sets in, it needs to be professionally treated to avoid disease progression and surrounding damage. Early gum disease or gingivitis is best treated with a deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing. More advanced gum disease or periodontitis may require more aggressive therapies. Rest assured that Seneca Family Dentistry is qualified to treat all stages of gum disease in the comfort of our Wichita office. Dr. Tanaka values the importance of healthy gums, regardless of your age, lifestyle habits or other risk factors.