One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, that is 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults. Periodontal disease is a progressive bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and supporting bone around your teeth. Left untreated, this advanced form of gum disease will lead to devastating tooth and bone loss. There is also an additional danger of the infection in your mouth traveling through your bloodstream to infect other systems of your body. Gum disease has been linked to other severe health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Treating your periodontal disease early can save your teeth and maybe even your life. Call Dr. Daren Larsen and Dr. Josh Haslem to receive safe and effective periodontal services today.
Dr. Larsen and Dr. Haslem may recommend osseous surgery to help save your teeth and bone. Osseous surgery is effective in treating severe periodontal disease and is usually recommended when other treatments have not improved the condition of your gum disease. It is designed to remove the infection from above and below the gum line, stop the progression of disease, and reduce the size and depth of the periodontal pockets surrounding your teeth.
Dr. Larsen and Dr. Haslem place and restore dental implants to replace a single missing tooth or even an entire mouthful of missing teeth. Dental implants are a permanent and long-term solution for replacing your missing teeth. Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth while also preserving your jaw bone. If you have lost your teeth to gum disease, dental implants can stabilize your oral health and restore your quality of life.
Dr. Daren Larsen and Dr. Josh Haslem provide comprehensive periodontal services in Vernal, UT. If you have periodontal disease and would like to learn more about your treatment options, including osseous surgery and dental implants, call our office to receive our appointment today!