Are you noticing more than toothpaste and saliva in your sink when you rinse and spit for proper oral hygiene twice a day? If you have swollen or bleeding gums when you brush and floss your teeth, this can often be far more than simply brushing too hard, but is in fact one of the first symptoms of gum disease. Many of us believe that gum disease is a rare occurrence that simply could not happen to us, but the truth is that today over 90% of the American population is currently living with gum disease. For care of your smile that will work to protect your from the damages of this destructive disease, be sure to visit your local Worcester dental office
at Pearla Dental.
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The initial stages of gum disease are known as gingivitis, and while this illness is not harmful to your smile, it can quickly advance into a more damaging state. If you are diagnoses with gingivitis, the treatment for this illness from your local Worcester dental office
can be performed through simple and non-invasive dental cleanings that can work to remove harmful plaque and dangerous levels of bacteria which cause the spread of gum disease, and work to remove what regular brushing and flossing can still leave behind. For more advanced cases of gingivitis and the initial stages of the gum disease periodontitis, our professionally trained and fully licensed staff can perform deeper cleanings known as root scaling and planing. These treatments involve gently pulling your gum line back from your teeth and cleaning the spaces between them where tartar and calcium deposits can form and cause loss teeth, gum lines, and even bone from your jaws. This procedure also involves smoothing our rough patches on the dentin or surface of your teeth, known as scaling, which works to stop plaque and hardened build-up from grabbing hold onto your smile.
If you have more advanced states of periodontitis, our oral health care experts at your local Worcester dental office
can perform gum therapy to stop loss of your gum lines, and even bone surgery to keep your jaws healthy and strong in the fight against periodontitis. Gum disease can occur in many different stages which can be affected by your oral hygiene, as well as hereditary factors that can make gum disease a difficult illness to eradicate. At the offices of Pearla Dental our welcoming and knowledgeable team have proudly served our local community for over twenty years in caring for our patient’s smiles to provide total oral health care in a comfortable and state of the art practice. With simple cleanings and regular visits to Pearla Dental you can achieve a healthy smile for life.
By Pearla Dental
October 21, 2013