Gum Disease - Beaverton, OR

How to Counteract the Greatest Dangers of Gum Disease

Signs of Gum Disease

It is vital to know the warning signs and symptoms of gum disease to diagnosis it early and stop its progression. Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Gum recession
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Swollen/red gums
  • Loose teeth
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The Dangers of Gum Disease

In a recent study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), findings show that one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease. They estimate that some form of gum disease effects about 64.7 million American adults.* The problem with gum disease is that it is a progressive bacterial infection that, if left untreated, will lead to tooth and bone loss. The severe infection will lead to a variety of problems, increasing your risk of:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Low birth-weight or premature birth
  • Diabetes
  • Memory loss or dementia
  • Kidney disease
  • Pancreatic, head, and neck cancer

Treating Gum Disease

We will have a greater chance of stopping the progression of gum disease and the devastating damage it will cause if it is caught early. We provide a variety of treatment options depending on your specific case. Our doctors will be able to determine what the best course of treatment will be. We offer surgical and non-surgical periodontal treatments including:

  • Scaling and root planning - This deep cleaning procedure is ideal for those with mild cases of gum disease. During the processes, our team removes plaque and calculus above and below the gum line to help establish a healthier environment.
  • Laser gum therapy - Using the innovative BIOLASE WaterLase® iPlus™ dental laser, our team can remove harmful bacteria in cases of mild, moderate or severe gum disease, without scalpels or stitches. Laser therapy is gentle yet effective, and results in less discomfort, swelling, bleeding and downtime.

These options involve the latest surgical techniques to eliminate gum disease-causing bacteria and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets.

  • Open flap surgery
  • Osseous surgery
  • Gingivectomies

Caring for you is Our Specialty

After you have been diagnosed and treated for periodontal disease our skilled team of doctors at Polaris Dental Specialists may recommend periodontal maintenance visits every few months to keep your gum disease controlled. We care about restoring your oral health and maintaining your overall health to give you a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Polaris Dental Specialists proudly provides a wide range of specialty dental services to our patients in Beaverton, OR. We also serve the community of Salem 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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