Have you noticed a change in the color of your gums? Are your gums bleeding when you brush or floss? You may be suffering from a very common dental disease known as periodontal “gum” disease. When patients neglect their oral health, bacteria, plaque, and tartar begin to build up, eventually irritating the gums and causing gingivitis. Want to get your periodontal gum disease under control? Schedule an appointment at Wheatland Dental today. Some common symptoms of gum disease include:
Certain patients however never experience symptoms until their periodontal disease has advanced past gingivitis (the curable form of periodontitis). Scheduling routine visits with your dentist can reduce your risk of ever getting gingivitis and also help with treating the disease before it becomes a permanent problem.
Along with professional dental checkups, improving your at-home dental care regimen can greatly help in the battle against gingivitis. Deep cleanings which involve tooth scaling and root planing can also be effective for gingivitis and advanced gum disease. Tooth scaling and root planing can help reduce bacterial overgrowth and allow the gums to heal properly.
Patients that neglect to treat their periodontal gum disease often have higher risks of receding gums, loose teeth and even missing teeth. We recommend that patients suffering from gum disease visit us more often to keep their condition under control. Making sure that you practice proper at-home dental care can also greatly reduce symptoms.
Are you ready to get your gum disease under control? Schedule an appointment at Wheatland Dental today! We’d be happy to examine your smile, gums, and overall health to determine which periodontal gum treatments in Watrous, SK would be right for you.