Gum disease affects millions of people across the United States and is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, with periodic checkups with our team at Smile Envy, you can help protect your teeth and gums from this widespread, adverse condition. To prevent and halt the progression of periodontal disease, we provide a comprehensive program of preventive care and advanced gum therapy 43123.
The primary cause of gum disease is a sticky film called plaque, which gathers continuously in your mouth, harboring harmful bacteria that feed on sugar. When plaque accumulates below the gum line it begins to irritate and inflame the soft tissues and hard tissues supporting the teeth. In its earliest stages, gum disease may simply cause bleeding with brushing and not present you with any overt symptoms of discomfort. The initial phase of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis, can be detected during the course of a comprehensive examination, with the use of advanced digital radiography, as needed. To treat gingivitis, our dentist may recommend a two part gum therapy 43123 called scaling and root planing, which involves removing plaque buildup from below the gums, then smoothing the root surfaces of the teeth to strengthen the connection between the teeth and gums. With early intervention gingivitis can be reversed before it progresses to a more advanced stage of periodontal disease.
At Smile Envy, we utilize leading-edge technology and the most advanced approaches to care prevent, detect and treat gum disease. When you visit us for gum therapy 43123 or any one of the many services we provide, you can expect gentle, precise care from our highly trained dentist and staff. To learn more about gum disease or to schedule an appointment for care, give us a call today.