While it’s common knowledge that our teeth depend on the support and protection of healthy gums, periodontal disease remains the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Moreover, chronic periodontal problems have also been linked to numerous systemic conditions affecting your overall health. At Glenside Dental we focus on the importance of prevention and early intervention when it comes to gum disease 23228. By taking a proactive approach to care and using leading-edge technology and treatment methods to protect your gums, we can help you enjoy a lifetime of excellent periodontal health.
Gum disease 23228 occurs when plaque gathers beneath the gum line, infecting and inflaming the tissues that support the teeth. In order to prevent the onset and progression of gum disease, we recommend brushing and flossing daily, and visiting us twice a year for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. By performing a professional cleaning, we can remove plaque and tartar from difficult to reach areas between your teeth and gums. During a comprehensive examination, we’ll assess the health and of your teeth and all of the tissues in an around the oral cavity. In this way, we’ll be able to accurately diagnose gum disease in its earliest stages, when it is easiest to treat. The initial stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which is easy for a patient to overlook since it does not present one with overt symptoms of discomfort. To treat gingivitis, we may recommend a two part periodontal treatment called scaling and root planing. Scaling involves removing plaque from underneath the gums, while root planing smoothes the root surfaces of the teeth to prevent any further buildup of plaque and tartar. At Glenside Dental we deliver the most precise and gentle care, and will keep you comfortable throughout your course of treatment. Gingivitis is reversible if treated early on, before it progresses to a more advanced stage of periodontal disease.
At Glenside Dental we offer comprehensive preventive care to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. We keep pace with the most advanced approaches to prevent, detect and treat gum disease 23228. To learn more about gum disease or to schedule an appointment, call today.