The health and cleanliness of your gums is equally important to that of your teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque buildup, and it can lead to:
- Bad breath
- Tooth loss
- Jawbone deterioration and collapse
Poor gum health is also linked to heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. To avoid these problems, Dr. Enfinger and his team offer periodontal treatments that will maximize your gum health.
Here at Advanced Esthetic Dentistry, we are dedicated to giving you one-one-one, personalized care. We want you to have a smile you love, and that includes healthy gums.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease occurs when your body’s immune system responds to bacteria buildup on the gums. As gum disease progresses, decay occurs. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and can also destroy the bone and other tissues of the mouth.
Once gum disease advances far enough, it becomes irreversible. Prevention or early treatment are the best approaches to protect your whole body health and beautiful teeth.
Cleaning to Improve Gum Health
Teeth cleanings are one of the best ways to protect against tooth loss. Our teeth get a lot of daily usage, so they require special care.
Teeth cleanings involve removing the buildup of plaque and tartar. Our professional hygienists can remove tartar from above and below where the gum meets the tooth.
Scaling and root planing involves removing dental tartar from the surfaces of the teeth and smoothing the root surfaces to prevent more bacteria from forming. We may choose to numb the area before the procedure so that the deep cleaning will be painless. Deep scaling is safe and noninvasive, but effective against gum disease.
Professionals Who Care
If your gum disease is too far progressed for regular or deep cleanings, we will make sure you get the attention you need. Patients with advanced periodontitis will be put in touch with the best periodontal experts.
To learn more about how you can secure the life of your teeth and health of your gums, give our office a call today. We look forward to helping you at Advanced Esthetic Dentistry soon.