Periodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the study and treatment of the gums and other supporting tissues. Periodontal care may be needed if your smile is affected by periodontal disease (gum disease). If left untreated, periodontal disease may result in tooth loss, bone loss, and receding gums. In addition, untreated periodontal disease has been linked to several serious health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy complications
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke

We provide periodontal care in Hagerstown, Maryland, to improve your oral health and prevent these serious consequences. As part of your periodontal treatment, our caring dentist may recommend scaling and root planing, which is a method of deep cleaning. Scaling and root planing involves removing bacteria, plaque, tartar, and diseased tissues to restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. If the condition is treated in early stages, periodontal care can even reverse the effects of gum disease. You may suffer from periodontal disease if you notice swollen, red, or tender gums that bleed easily. For more information and to schedule your visit to Potomac Dental Centre, we invite you to contact us at 240-329-2398 today. Dr. Everett Eklund and his dental team look forward to caring for your smile.