Gum Care (Periodontal Care)
Protect Your Smile: Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment at Denisovich Dentistry
Your gums are the foundation for your teeth, playing a vital role in your oral health and overall well-being. Unfortunately, gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can affect these crucial tissues, leading to serious consequences if left untreated.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the gums and the bone that supports your teeth. It begins with plaque buildup, which hardens into tartar and irritates the gums. If left unchecked, this irritation can lead to:
- Swollen, red, and bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Pus between the teeth and gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Changes in the way your teeth fit together
The Stages of Gum Disease:
The American Academy of Periodontology recognizes four stages of gum disease, each progressing at varying rates.
- Gingivitis (Stage I): This early stage is characterized by mild inflammation and bleeding gums. It’s reversible with good oral hygiene practices.
- Early Periodontitis (Stage II ): This stage involves deeper pockets forming between the teeth and gums, potentially leading to bone loss.
- Moderate Periodontitis (Stage III): Deeper pockets form, and bone loss becomes more evident. Loose teeth may also be present.
- Advanced Periodontitis (Stage IV): This severe stage involves significant bone loss, loose teeth that may fall out, and changes in the way your teeth fit together.
Gum Disease and Your Overall Health:
Studies reveal a disturbing connection between gum disease and various health problems, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Preterm birth and low birth weight
- Respiratory Diseases
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Early Detection and Treatment are Key:
At Denisovich Dentistry, we are committed to diagnosing gum disease early and implementing effective treatment plans to stop its progression. Dr. Denisovich and his dedicated team of hygienists share a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health.
Our Approach to Gum Disease:
- Comprehensive Diagnosis: We utilize thorough examinations and advanced diagnostic tools to accurately assess your gum health.
- Personalized Treatment Plans: We develop individualized treatment plans tailored to address your specific needs and disease stage.
- Patient Education: We empower patients with knowledge and skills through comprehensive oral hygiene instruction, ensuring effective plaque control at home.
- Scaling and Root Planing (SRP): This deep cleaning procedure removes plaque and tartar from the teeth’ roots, promoting healing and preventing further damage.
- Periodontal Maintenance: Regularly scheduled cleanings, typically up to four times a year, are crucial for maintaining gum health and preventing disease recurrence.
- Advanced Treatment Options: When necessary, Dr. Denisovich offers advanced treatment options, including surgical procedures, gum grafting, gum regeneration or refers patients to specialists for optimal care.
Our Commitment to Your Oral Health:
We believe that a healthy foundation starts with healthy gums. We are dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care, employing advanced techniques, and exceeding expectations. We are confident in our ability to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact Denisovich Dentistry today to schedule your appointment and take control of your oral health.