Prevent Gum Disease with Periodontal Treatment
Gum disease is one of the most common conditions affecting Americans today, impacting approximately half of the adult population. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can affect your oral health and overall health, causing infection, tooth decay, and in severe cases, tooth loss. To keep your smile strong and healthy, Dr. Kellyn Hodges and her experienced team provide comprehensive periodontal treatment at her offices in and around Philadelphia, PA.
Why Do I Need Periodontal Care?
Periodontal care can help to preserve your oral health by protecting you against gum disease. We recommend that patients schedule dental checkups twice per year for a professional teeth cleaning and oral health evaluation. During this appointment, our team can identify signs of periodontal disease and help you treat and manage symptoms.
In addition, studies have linked periodontal disease to serious health concerns including heart disease and elevated cholesterol. As a result, protecting your oral health can benefit your overall wellbeing.