Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States, but many people don’t realize they have it. At Ocean Atlantic Dental in Virginia Beach, we aim to prevent and treat periodontal disease so that you can avoid the risks associated with it. If left untreated, periodontal disease has been linked to:

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

The best way to avoid periodontal disease is to brush and floss thoroughly every day, maintain a balanced diet, and visit the dentist at least twice each year. Dental professionals such as Dr. Throckmorton and our hygienists can remove the stuck-on plaque and calculus that lead to periodontal disease so you can enjoy optimal oral health for life. We also offer periodontal therapy to those who do have periodontal disease in an effort to get you back to optimal oral health as well. To learn more about periodontal disease, call us soon. If you notice gums that are red, swollen, or bleeding, contact us as soon as possible as these are some of the signs of periodontal disease.