Prioritizing your oral health? That’s something to smile about. Learn more about how we navigate gum health below.
To maintain the integrity and health of your teeth and gums, we highly recommend prioritizing your 6-month cleaning appointments each year. This is especially important if you have a family history of gum disease or a personal history of persistent cavities. Another important element of routine exams is proactive screenings for oral cancer. Overall, routine screenings allow our team to regularly check in to confirm that your teeth are healthy and keep accurate, current records about your oral health. We are always taking new patients, so please contact us today to schedule a routine exam.
Teeth get a lot of attention in dentistry, but it’s important to maintain healthy gums for overall oral health as gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss.
- Gum Disease Prevention: We educate our patients at every appointment, teaching you how to take care of your gums and prevent infection with simple oral hygiene habits.
- Periodontal Disease Management + Treatment: Periodontal disease is a treatable disease of the gums that can be caused by a variety of factors. At your initial appointment, we will take digital x-rays and do periodontal probing to determine a course of treatment.
Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing. This is a non-surgical option that can be completed over the course of 2 appointments. During each procedure, your teeth will be cleaned above and below the gum tissue, appointments broken out by the right vs. left side of your mouth. Using advanced tools like Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy and ultrasonic devices to clean and polish the teeth, we can provide a smooth surface to which your gums can safely reattach.
Periodontal Maintenance. After treatment, your teeth and gums will require more frequent periodontal maintenance cleanings to ensure the success of the procedure. These regular deep cleaning appointments will help to fend off further gum disease and maintain health below the gum line. If infection is a concern, your doctor may recommend prescription-strength oral care products for extra protection.