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A Look into the Future if You Put Off Periodontal Treatment

March 30, 2018
Posted By: Scott J. Stephens, DDS Staff
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We don’t have a crystal ball. If we did, we could show you what would happen if you put off periodontal treatment at our Fayetteville, AR dental office. In the meantime, we are here to help if you notice any changes to your oral health.

A Healthy Smile Means a Healthier Body

Research shows that your periodontal health affects nearly every system in the body. While you may not feel the urgency with bleeding gums, you might when you learn that inflammatory disease like gum disease can increase your chances of developing other serious illnesses.

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Lung diseases
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Cancer

Gum disease goes beyond bad breath and bleeding gums. If you are searching for periodontics in Fayetteville, AR, choosing Scott J. Stephens, DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry could save your smile and your health.

Do I Have Gum Disease?

Gum disease is stealthy in the early stages. You might not notice the signs because they creep in so slowly.

Bleeding and tender gums are often the first sign. If you notice that your gums look red or tingle, you might want to have them checked. While gum disease usually develops because of neglect when it comes to home care or professional dental cleanings, hormonal changes and certain medications can increase your risk.

Even if it’s been a while, don’t feel guilty about calling to schedule your periodontics appointment at our Fayetteville, AR dental office. Our team will never give you a lecture or make you feel guilty. We are solution-oriented and look forward to helping you get back on track.

How We Treat Gum Disease

Dentistry does not have to be painful. Dr. Scott Stephens is gentle and will treat you like a member of his own family. That goes for our hygienists too! Often, a special cleaning is all it takes to get you back on track to a healthy smile and fresh breath.

Give us a call to take the first step toward regaining good oral health.

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