Did you know that a majority of Americans have some amount of gum disease? Did you know that gum disease can cause even more severe problems than cavities?
We care about the health of our patients, so we will always check your gums for the early signs of gum (periodontal) disease during exams. This is important because gum disease doesn’t hurt at first. You won’t necessarily know that you have it without a checkup to tell you so.
Let One Dental Studio examine you for gum disease to prevent oral and overall health problems.
What Problems Are Associated with Gum Disease?
The later stages of gum disease can cause:
- Deterioration of the jaw bone and teeth.
- Painful gums.
- Bad breath.
- The spread of bacteria to the kidneys, heart, lungs, and other systems.
- Arthritis, cancer, stroke, and heart disease.
- Diabetes complications.
- Birth complications.
Knowing what to look for is important. You might have periodontal disease if you have any of these signs:
- Gums pulling back from your teeth or teeth that look longer than they used to.
- Bleeding gums.
- Oral pus.
- Loose teeth.
- Chronic bad breath.
Come to One Dental Studio for an exam if you have any of these signs. If we find that you don’t actually have gum disease, our professional cleaning services will help prevent it anyway.
How Do You Treat Gum Disease?
When you come to One Dental Studio, we’ll give you a thorough exam to search for bacterial infections. Our staff members are trained and experienced in finding and cleaning out the sources of infections.
We can also identify the type of bacterial infection through DNA testing, using that data to customize treatment. With some types of bacteria, we can give you an antibiotic to eradicate it.
Our hygienists also use laser and ultrasonic technologies to remove and repair oral tissues that have been damaged by bacteria. With gentle care, they’ll bring back your healthy, pink gums.
Although we are happy to help you no matter what condition your gums are in, the best way to treat gum disease is to prevent it. Be sure that you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Schedule two professional dental cleanings per year. During cleanings, we’ll make sure tartar and plaque is cleaned away, which can help prevent gum disease.
Schedule Dental Cleanings and Gum Disease Treatments
If you are experiencing distressing symptoms, we are ready to help you. Call One Dental Studio today to schedule an appointment.