Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Idaho Falls, ID
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Left untreated, periodontal diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems. Fortunately, there are gum treatments available that can prevent and reverse this condition. Remember, when this disease becomes serious, it can lead to advanced decay and tooth loss.
At Oxford Dental Care, we have several different options to help patients get rid of gum disease and to help restore the health of their gums. If your situation is severe, we will refer you to a periodontist, but you may not realize that our dental hygienists can perform many procedures that help eliminate gum disease.
Why Choose Oxford Dental Care for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Highly Trained Dentist with Years of Experience
- Caring, Compassionate Dental Team
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Periodontal Therapy Indications
Gum health is a requirement to have a beautiful smile. Even if your smile is currently bright and shiny, untreated gum disease can wreak havoc on your oral health. Most adults have some form of periodontal disease, though the severity of cases varies greatly.
You can determine if periodontal treatment is necessary if you’re experiencing any of the following:
- Bad breath
- Gum recession
- Swollen or sensitive gums
- Loose or missing teeth
- Stains and plaque buildup
Once periodontal disease takes hold, it can be difficult to get rid of. The best course of action is to take control before it progresses. If you lose your teeth due to gum infection, you’ll no longer have that beautiful smile!
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing are periodontal treatments that your dentist will prescribe before gum disease becomes severe. It works by deep cleaning your mouth, going down between the teeth and into the gums. This procedure is necessary when the gums have either begun pulling away from the teeth, or the roots have tartar buildup or hard mineral deposits on them.
Some patients find this procedure slightly uncomfortable, so once it’s complete it often motivates these patients to maintain proper dental hygiene.
Maximizing Periodontal Therapy
By keeping your gums in good shape and receiving gum infection therapy, you can greatly benefit by having a beautiful and healthy smile. Your friends, coworkers and loved ones will also appreciate your efforts because you’ll have much fresher breath! Many people with gum disease have chronic bad breath, but don’t necessarily know that it’s caused from a persisting gum infection.
Gum infection therapy is a safe and virtually risk-free procedure. In addition to having immediate cosmetic and health benefits, there are also long term benefits that come with taking care of your gums.
Oxford Dental Care can help you choose the proper plan of action to bring your gums back to full health. Request an appointment below to be seen by an AMAZING hygienist in our office!
There are a lot of aspects that go into making a dental practice an amazing family experience. At Oxford Dental Care, we have spent countless hours making sure that our office meets as many of those aspects as possible. From good communication, to a comfortable environment, we have you covered! If you are looking for a great family dentist in Idaho Falls, give us a call today.
Signs of Good Periodontal Therapy
Here are a few things that you should look for when you have periodontal disease:
Qualified and Experienced Provider
Qualifications and experience are the two main things that you should be looking for when you are trying to find a dental professional to help you with your periodontal disease.
Understanding your situation is vital when you are dealing with disease of any sort, and periodontal disease is no different. That is why good communication skills are a must when looking for a solution to your gum disease.
Utilizes Best Equipment
Someone treating periodontal disease is only as good as their equipment and their knowledge. Utilizing great equipment is extremely important when trying to get ideal results from gum infection treatment.
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