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Gum Disease Treatment Protects Your Teeth

Gum Disease Treatment at VB&K DDS, LLC Read Transcript

Many people worry about their teeth without giving their gums a second thought. Yet gum disease (periodontal disease) is a bigger problem for many adults than tooth decay. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. It’s also common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of the American adults have this.

In addition, some studies have linked gum disease to medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and low birth weight in babies.

For all of these reasons, our Crown Point, IN dentists take gum disease quite seriously. They look for signs of gum disease during every dental exam. If they find any, they eliminate it with effective treatment.

Let our dentists check your gums! Call Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC at 219-641-3422 to book an exam.

Get Thorough Gum Disease Treatment

If Dr. Mark Van Buskirk or Dr. Michael Krischke detect gum disease, we’ll use a deep cleaning method called scaling and root planning that removes infection-causing bacteria and makes it less likely for bacteria to accumulate below your gumline. We may also apply Arestin®, a topical, time-released antibiotic that continues to fight bacteria after you leave our office. If necessary, we can also quickly and comfortably remove infected gum tissue with a high-tech laser.

Understand the Two Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease happens when bacteria build up in your teeth and gums. Gum disease has two stages:

  • Gingivitis. In this early stage, the main symptoms are tender gums that may bleed. There hasn’t yet been any lasting tissue or bone damage. A professional dental cleaning and good home care are usually enough to eliminate it at this stage.
  • Periodontitis. If it advances, your gums pull away from your teeth, forming “pockets” where bacteria collect and worsen the gum infection. As your body tries to fight the infection, the connective tissue around your teeth begins to break down. When this happens, you’re in danger of losing teeth.

Call Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC at 219-641-3422 so our dentists can check you out. You can also use our online form to book your visit to our Crown Point, IN dentist office.

Our dentists are two of the trusted dentists in Crown Point, IN since Dr. Mark Van Buskirk finished his degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry, while Dr. Michael Krischke earned his DDS from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

Video: Periodontal Disease Treatment by Dr. Mark Van Buskirk, IN Dentist

Many people worry about their teeth without giving their gums a second thought. Yet gum disease (periodontal disease) is a bigger problem for many adults than tooth decay. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. If Dr. Mark Van Buskirk or Dr. Michael Krischke detect gum disease, we’ll use a deep cleaning method called scaling and root planning that removes infection-causing bacteria and makes it less likely for bacteria to accumulate below your gumline. Treat your periodontal disease at VB & K DDS, LLC with Dr. Mark Van Buskirk in Crown Point, IN. Visit our website: https://vbandk.com/general-dentistry/gum-disease-treatment/ to learn more about gum disease. You may also reach us at (219) 641-3422 to set an appointment with us today! Add and Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanBandK/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VBandK/ Subscribe to Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC's YouTube Channel to watch more videos!