We all know that gum disease can lead to tooth loss. But it may surprise you to learn that the bacteria associated with gum disease can cause far more serious conditions you may never have associated with your oral health, including:
- Heart Disease
- Certain cancers, including pancreatic cancer
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Complications controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes
- Low birth weight babies
- Premature birth
For superior dental care, Chesheim Dental Associates has a periodontist on staff who specializes in diagnosing, preventing and treating gum disease.
With all the serious health risks associated with periodontal disease, Chesheim Dental Associates offers advanced periodontal therapies to treat and even reverse the disease. So advanced, these therapies help make the treatment of gum disease more comfortable and effective than ever before.
We use the Cavitron ultrasonic scaler in the treatment of periodontal disease. This state-of-the-art tool uses high frequency ultrasonic waves to clear away any pockets of bacteria below the gum line. It makes periodontal therapy more effective, more comfortable and more thorough than ever before.
Following treatment with the Cavitron, we will place Arestin® – a powerful antibiotic targeted specifically at periodontal bacteria – under the gum line to continue to kill bacteria over time.
Always feel comfortable at every visit as they bring me up to speed on any dental issues and give advice on what I should continue doing or be doing better. I always feel that I am in good hands. keep up the great work.
— Chuck R.