Chances are if you’re an American adult reading this, you might have some form of gum or periodontal disease. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in the United States nearly half (47.2 percent) of adults over the age of 30 have some form of the disease. As you get older, your chances of needing some form of periodontal therapy increase too. The report found that 70.1 percent of adults over the age of 65 have periodontal problems.
All of this data and the numbers are important because gum disease can actually lead to a host of other dental issues you won’t want to deal with if it goes undiagnosed and untreated. But you don’t have to worry! You’ve got a reliable general dentist in Chicago who helps get your gums healthy in a way that’s comfortable and sensible for you and your budget.
At NMA Dental Group, our dentists and dental hygiene experts use two methods of treatment to get rid of gum disease: ARESTIN (Minocycline) and scaling and root planing. The ARESTIN powder is administered to tiny pockets below your gum line invisible to the naked eye. The drug is released over time to keep fighting gum disease long after you leave our dental chair. With our scaling and root planing, we are able to physically remove harmful plaque build-up with our specialized dental tools.