Gum Disease - Salem, OR

Protect Your Smile from the Dangers of Gum Disease

Gum Disease is a Widespread Infection

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that in the United States, 47.2 percent of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. That is nearly half of the adult population. If you have gum disease it is important to seek treatment immediately to stop its progression and the damage it can cause to your oral and overall health.

Traditional vs. Laser Gum Surgery

Symptoms of Gum Disease Include

  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gum recession
  • Loose teeth
  • Swollen /red gums

If left untreated, gum disease can contribute to serious health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Premature birth and low birth weight in babies
  • Memory loss and dementia
  • Some forms of cancer- pancreatic, neck and head cancers

Treatment Options

Seek Treatment Before it is Too Late

Gum disease is an active oral infection that, if left untreated, will lead to devastating tooth and bone loss as well as increase your risk for other serious health conditions. Our office is proud to offer comprehensive periodontal treatment. We provide several treatment options including both surgical and non-surgical procedures such as:

  • Surgical - osseous surgery, open flap surgery, and gingivectomies
  • Non-Surgical - scaling and root planing, and minimally-invasive laser gum therapy with the state-of-the-art BIOLASE WaterLase® iPlus™ dental laser

Experience You Can Trust

Once you have been diagnosed and treated for gum disease, our doctors commonly recommend that our patients continue periodontal maintenance cleanings every several months to control the progression of gum disease. It is important to see a specialist like those found at Polaris Dental Specialists to protect the investment of your smile.

Our entire team of doctors at Polaris Dental Specialists proudly serve our patients in Salem, OR. We also serve the community of Beaverton as well. Contact our office to receive your appointment today!

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Rick F. Shares His Experience

Rick F. Shares His Experience

I needed some deep cleaning in my pockets and they were able to see me on short notice. When I came in they did a 360° scan of my teeth, so they were able to pinpoint the exact problems that I had. Since the procedure, I feel like my gums aren’t as sensitive to cold water and stuff like that were able to help out. The procedure was quite painless. It was easy, fast without even feeling rushed. Somebody called me the next day which was pretty nice, just to check up just to see how I was doing.
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