Periodontal (gum) care is an essential part of your overall oral health. Periodontal disease is a degenerative disease that begins with the buildup of plaque on your teeth and gums. If the plaque is not removed, bacteria can start to destroy the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. When left untreated, periodontal disease may contribute to several severe health problems, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Pregnancy complications
Dr. Humphries and our dental staff are committed to helping you prevent and treat periodontal disease to avoid these serious problems. Our dental team is trained in scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning treatment for mild cases of periodontal disease. At Tony L. Humphries DMD PA, we also offer laser surgery to treat periodontal disease. We invite you to call our dental office in Columbia, Mississippi to learn more about how to prevent and treat periodontal disease. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff members are always ready to take your calls, answer your questions, and schedule your appointment!