Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the number one cause of tooth loss. It has been estimated that around eighty percent of Americans experience some stage of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gum disease has been linked to serious health risks including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and respiratory disease.

Some symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Bad breath (Halitosis)
  • Swollen, sensitive gums
  • Gum pain
  • Bleeding along the gumline
  • Pus around or near the teeth
  • Teeth that feel loose in the mouth

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to come into our office to have your gums examined. Gum disease is a serious threat, but at Destination Dentistry in Custer, SD, we take steps with every patient to help combat the disease. We check our patients for signs of periodontal disease at every checkup. If signs of periodontal disease are found, we offer meaningful gum disease treatment.

Receive Treatment For Periodontal Disease At Our Custer Office

periodontal disease treatment serving Rapid City and Hot Springs SDThe treatment for gum disease depends on the severity of the disease, and the patient’s individual needs. Professional teeth cleanings can help get rid of the bacteria that is causing the disease, and help prevent the inflammatory condition from spreading.

At more advanced stages, we offer scaling and root planing treatments. We can use our biolase laser to clean out pockets in your gumline that harbor the harmful bacteria.

Gum Disease Treatment With OralDNA Screenings

At our practice, we invest in the latest technology for gum disease treatment. Dr. Kretschmar and her team are proud to offer gum disease treatment with OralDNA screenings. OralDNA diagnostics allows our team to diagnose gum disease accurately, and to provide better, more individualized treatment. We treat gum disease using the Tommy Nabors program. To find out more, call us at our office.

Gum disease treatment can prevent tooth loss, and other serious conditions, so team up with us to keep gum disease in check. Come into our office to improve your oral health and enjoy a new level of oral comfort. Call us today in Custer, SD if you are in the Rapid City or Hot Springs areas.

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Destination Dentistry
Dr. Rebecca Kretschmar
At Destination Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of dental services, including cosmetic and family dentistry, as well as sedation dentistry and TMJ treatment. Call us today to schedule an appointment if you are in Custer or Black Hills area.
141 N 5th St
Custer, SD 57730
Call: 605-673-2011605-593-9821
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