Save Your Teeth with Early Treatment for Gum Disease
Gum disease is a very common result of poor dental hygiene and can be prevented with the right care and treatment. What starts with gingivitis, a condition where the gums become inflamed and may bleed regularly, can progress to a point where your gum and bone start to wear down and periodontal surgery is needed. There is much that can be done with deep cleaning (scaling) and strong oral hygiene to avoid reaching this stage of gum disease. Let us help you save your teeth and gums.
Do I Have Gum Disease or Periodontitis?
Here are some of the warning signs that you may have gum disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen or inflamed gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Sensitive teeth
- Loose or shifting teeth
What Causes Gum Disease?
Neglecting your oral health by skipping dental visits or being too relaxed about your daily home cleaning can allow a serious infection to happen. In some cases such dental infections can spread to other parts of the body.
Some people are genetically predisposed to developing periodontal disease. If this is the case we make sure to see you more frequently for cleaning and tarter removal. Lifestyle habits and certain medications can increase the risk of tartar buildup as well.
Gum Disease Treatment
We use the latest technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to treat gum disease. Our treatment options include:
- Computerized Charting – to measure periodontal pockets accurately and determine/track stages of gum disease
- Scaling and Root Planing – a deep cleaning to remove bacteria and plaque between the gums and teeth. A local anesthetic may be used to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth for this procedure.