Dental health isn’t only about teeth! Keeping your gums healthy and pain-free is an important part of our mission, which is why we prioritize periodontics on top of standard tooth care.
Periodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses specifically on keeping gums healthy and preventing gum disease. This means preventing plaque buildup, stopping infection before it happens, and making sure your gums support your teeth the way they should.
What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?
It’s a good idea to talk to your dentist if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Swollen gums.
- Bleeding gums, often after flossing.
- Receding gums.
- Chronic bad breath.
- Loose teeth.
Not only are these symptoms often painful and inconvenient, but they can be indicators of a bigger problem. It’s never too late to prevent gum disease, so speak with us before these symptoms have time to get worse!
How Is Gum Disease Treated?
The gum care we offer you will be unique to your needs. Depending on how mild or severe your gum disease is, we might recommend a basic cleaning to get rid of plaque, or a more intensive deep-cleaning. If you’re experiencing severe gum degradation, we can create a plan to restore your gums and keep gum disease from worsening.
The most important gum disease prevention happens at home. You can start your preventative care today by making sure you brush and floss regularly and correctly. For long-lasting gum health, keep these tips in mind when brushing and flossing:
- Don’t brush too hard—excessive scrubbing with a toothbrush can erode your gums.
- Gently angle toothbrush bristles towards your gums as you brush.
- Floss every day!
- Don’t “pop” floss up and down between your teeth. Instead, make a scooping motion with the floss.
Healthy Gums Are a Critical Part of Dental Health. Call Today for Periodontal Treatment!
If you’re concerned about your gum health or are interested in learning more about our periodontal treatments, contact us today.