What We Offer?
Our philosophy is to provide quality dentistry and empower our patients to make informed decisions about their oral health.Schedule an Appointment
Periodontal Health (Gum Health)
According to MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, about 80 percent of U.S. adults currently have some form of gum disease, ranging from gingivitis to serious periodontal disease. The prevalence of gum disease increases with age, as teeth wear down, gums naturally recede and medications affect oral changes. If your gums feel tender or look red and swollen, you may be at risk for gum disease. Other signs include bleeding and/or receding gums, sensitive teeth and persistent bad breath. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as various other health problems. More and more life-threatening illnesses are being linked to the presence of dental diseases, so please call us today so we can help protect your health.
Treatment for Gum Disease
The first thing to do is get a thorough dental evaluation with Dr. McLachlan. If you have any degree of periodontal disease, he can help you. Gum disease used to require surgery more often than not. While surgery is still an option and sometimes needed, many cases are now treated with less invasive techniques first, such as deep dental cleanings, local antibiotics, and special mouth rinses. A healthy body needs a healthy mouth, and a healthy mouth needs healthy gums!
Oral Cancer Is Nothing to Smile About
Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it is caught soon enough, so we provide regular screenings for early detection. Digital x-rays help with this, as well, because they allow Dr. McLachlan to see possible tumors and other problems associated with the jaws.
- Address: 2043 E. 2700 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84109
- Phone: 801-467-4874
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- Monday - By appointment only
- Tuesday - 9am-6pm
- Wednesday - 8am-5pm
- Thursday - 8am-5pm
- Friday - 7am-2pm