A Clean Smile Is the Best Smile
What is the best way to prevent periodontal disease? Regular cleanings with a hygiene expert who can leave your smile feeling completely refreshed and revitalized! Cleanings are a very vital and necessary part of your oral hygiene routine. Your dental hygienist can get rid of unwanted bacteria and tartar that regular brushing leaves behind.
At our practice, we are committed to giving you the best experience we can offer! Enjoy gentle cleanings and polishings that will leave your teeth feeling smooth and luxurious.
We recommend patients come in for a regular cleaning at least twice a year. Cleanings can help prevent dental issues including gum disease. If you already have periodontal, or gum, disease, cleanings, and deep cleanings can help remove the bacteria that’s causing your inflammation.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is prevalent among adults. Gingivitis is especially common. This primary stage of periodontal disease is characterized by irritation, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums.
When gingivitis is not treated, it can develop into more progressive conditions, like periodontitis. Periodontitis puts your gum and jawbone health at risk. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss.
Fortunately, periodontal disease is perfectly treatable. We can prevent the major side effects from occurring with non-surgical measures at Today Dental!
Our dental professionals recommend frequent periodontal exams so the disease can be discovered in its earliest stages. Early detection results in easier treatment. If your gums are looking a little swollen, schedule a quick exam at Today Dental.
Frequently Asked Questions: Gum Disease
To learn more about gum disease and treatment, feel free to give us a call. If you have questions beyond those addressed below, let’s get you in for a visit. We can give you personalized responses based on your unique smile.
What are the common signs of periodontal disease?
- Bleeding gums following brushing or flossing
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums, or teeth that appear longer than usual
- Chronic bad breath
What causes gum disease?
Gum disease is often a bacterial infection generated from tartar buildup. Only your dental professionals can remove hardened, stubborn tartar from your teeth and gums.
What is scaling and root planing?
Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical gum disease treatment. It is a cleaning process that involves scraping the plaque and tartar away from above and below the gum line. We also smooth the tooth roots so that they do not grab onto bacteria as easily.
Am I at risk for developing gum disease?
Over 50% of American adults suffer from some level of periodontal disease, and it is linked to heart disease and diabetes. Fortunately, treatment is simple, especially when gum disease is addressed early on.
To find out if you could benefit from gum disease treatment, schedule your appointment today.