If you have spent the past few months or years battling gum disease, then it is high time for you to get treatment. Do not let another year go by without seeing a periodontist in Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA. It does not matter if you are in the early stages or in the more advanced stages of the disease; here are a couple of reasons why Dr. Steven Saunders, Dr. Victor Saunders, and Dr. Jeff Dickson recommend that you receive treatment.

Eliminate Bad Breath

Walking around and talking to people while you have bad breath can be very embarrassing. When you suffer from halitosis and gum disease, chewing a few pieces of gum, candy and gargling with mouthwash are often not enough to eliminate the horrible stench that comes from your mouth. Much of that smell comes from the presence of decay and infected gum and teeth tissue that only a periodontist in Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA can get rid of. If you want to have fresh, clean breath again and keep people from avoiding you, get your gum disease under control with treatment.

Save Your Teeth and Gums

Your teeth and gums are made to last for a lifetime. Improper care, oral hygiene, bad habit and illnesses can shorten the life expectancy of your adult teeth and gums drastically. To keep prevent tooth loss, gum recession and discomfort, seek out gum disease treatment as soon as you are able. Make arrangements to follow through with any future appointments as well because gum disease never goes away. It can be brought under control under with ongoing care from a periodontist, proper oral hygiene and by improving your eating and health habits.

There are many other benefits to seeing a periodontist. Ultimately, they can improve your smile, help to restore your self-confidence and give you a new lease on life for the new year. Contact Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute at 540-684-1612 to make your appointment.