Though most local residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease in Missoula is more common than you might think. At Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until Dr. Brett Felton diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity.
What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease in Missoula, more commonly called ‘gum disease’, is an inflammation or infection of the gums. Periodontal disease in Missoula can be very painful in some extreme conditions and can limit your ability to eat normally. In some cases, periodontal disease can affect your smile and can create cosmetic concerns. It can also severely affect your breath, giving you bad breath no matter how much you brush.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss. When caught early and treated, periodontal disease can be managed and, ultimately, cured. However, the best policy for Montana dental patients is to practice good dental hygiene to keep periodontal disease at bay. One of the best ways to avoid periodontal disease is to get a regular dental check-up at your local Missoula dentist. If you don’t have a dentist, give us a call at 406-728-0896 to schedule a dental check-up and cleaning. Don’t take the risk of allowing existing dental problems like gum disease to progress. At Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD, we are passionate about the highest standard of dental care and patient satisfaction. We also offer dental services such as cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dentures. Give us a call today and schedule your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.