Periodontal Maintenance Helps Patients to Overcome Gum Disease
You may have heard this often, but we will still say it: brush and floss your teeth daily. We shall never tire of reminding you of this because we understand how these oral habits can affect your dental health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to plaque build-up in your mouth, resulting in gum disease.
The team at Cooper Dental Group is committed to helping you prevent gum infection. However, when it occurs, we have the right periodontal treatments to keep this condition under control. Don’t let periodontal disease gum up your life. Please contact our team, and we will take care of your smile.
How gum disease develops
When you don’t observe optimal oral hygiene, saliva, and food particles mix with bacteria to form plaque — a sticky, clear biofilm that clings to your teeth. If plaque isn’t removed by flossing and brushing, it hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist.
If tartar is allowed to thrive in your mouth, it invades the healthy tissues around your gums, allowing bacteria to infiltrate beneath the gingival tissues and into your roots. As a result, periodontal pockets form as your gums pull away from the teeth, and if not treated, you risk losing your teeth!
Periodontal care for a healthy, beautiful smile
Your gums play an essential role in protecting your teeth. Your gingival tissues may not be the stars of the show when smiling, but they are crucial in anchoring your teeth and protecting them to maintain your healthy, beautiful smile.
When you notice signs of gum disease, please seek treatment immediately before it becomes hard to treat. Our dentists often advise patients to brush and floss their teeth daily to treat the early stage of gum disease (gingivitis). Following up on this oral hygiene with periodontic dental cleaning is enough to reverse gingivitis.
However, you need more intervention if you have advanced gum disease with symptoms like gum recession. Our periodontal care involves a deep cleaning to halt the progression of gum disease. This treatment consists of two procedures. Periodontal scaling removes plaque and tartar beneath and above the gum line. On the other hand, root planing smooths out your roots to prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria. We may prescribe antibiotics to aid with the healing process.
If a deep cleaning fails to stop gum disease, we may recommend advanced periodontal treatments, including grafting and flap surgery, to restore your gum health.
Periodontal disease maintenance near me in Ormond Beach, Florida
Want to recover your healthy self with periodontal care in Ormond Beach, FL? Please dial 386-244-9838 to schedule an appointment with the Cooper Dental Group team for personalized care.