Your dental health is directly correlated with the health of your gums. If your gums start to recede, bleed easily, or become red, we recommend visiting a periodontist. Periodontics is a branch of dentistry focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the supporting structures around the teeth. Our in-house Periodontist, Dr. Andrew Peterson, DDS, MS, treats different stages of infected gums. He also offers restoration treatment, such as dental implant maintenance, repair, and placement!
Periodontal diseases are infections surrounding the teeth. The first stage of periodontal disease is an infection of the gums also known as gingivitis. If not treated, gingivitis becomes periodontal disease, and can affect the periodontal ligament, cementum covering the root and eventually the jaw bone itself. Regular dental cleanings and exams, in combination with a daily oral hygiene routine, are the best ways to prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease.
At Smiles Dental, we are proud to take care of all your dental needs in one convenient location. The addition of Dr. Peterson to our team allows us to prevent, treat and monitor periodontal disease in the same place!
Dr. Andrew Peterson is accepting new patients and candidates for:
- Osseous Surgery
- Crown Lengthening
- Root Amputation & Extractions
- Implant Placement
- Ridge & Sinus Augmentation
- Soft Tissue Grafting
- Canine Exposure Treatment
To learn more about periodontics and the treatment methods offered at Smiles Dental, we invite you to contact us today and reserve a consultation with Dr. Andrew Peterson. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthier, confident, and more beautiful smile!
Additional Resources: American Academy of Periodontology – https://www.perio.org/consumer/periodontist2.htm