Gum Disease is a problematic condition that can lead to complications such as tooth decay, tooth loss, infection, and even more serious diseases. Brushing and flossing twice a day for optimal oral health is not a myth as it definitely needs to be done or else gingivitis could arise. Alcohol and tobacco are substances that can lead to such problems as well. You should visit us at least once every six months to get a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. During a cleaning, we will remove any plaque build-up to completely prevent the possibility of oral disease.
If you do develop Gum Disease at some point in your life, then it is best to get it treated as soon as possible. To catch this problem early on, some of the signs to look for are listed below.
Catch Gum Disease Early – Signs and Symptoms - Receding Gums - Bleeding Gums when Flossing - Bleeding Gums when Chewing - Red, Inflamed Gums - Swollen Gums - Foul Breath -Mouth Sores/Pimples - Loose Teeth - Sensitive Gums - Separating Teeth
The symptoms above are a sign that you should get to us as soon as possible to get the problem treated before it develops into something worse. If it is caught early, antibiotics should be enough to get rid of it, though they may not always work. Surgery is a method for treating such a disease for good if other methods do not seem to help. Gingivectomy is the most common type of surgery used to treat Gum Disease since it involves reshaping and readjusting the gums in a way that prevents plaque from building up in-between the teeth. If surgery is required then there is a chance infected teeth have developed as well, so extraction may be needed to remove these teeth in order to prevent the infection from spreading.
Surgery can be a complex process which is why is it advised that you consult with a Sedation Dentist before undergoing the procedure. They’ll be able to calm your nerves and put you to sleep while the work is being done. We will do the best we can to make you feel comfortable in the waiting and procedure room. Schedule an appointment with us today to get a good cleaning or to check if you have gum disease. We look forward to hearing from you!