Don’t Lose Your Smile To Gum Disease
At New Albany Implants we offer the highest quality dental implants and the deepest levels of dental sedation available. So, if you are already living with the aftermath of tooth loss as an adult, Dr. Ron is the one dentist in Southern Indiana that you will want to see.
But, truth be told, we would rather help you prevent the loss of any teeth. One easy way to keep your natural smile is to make sure you are coming into our New Albany, IN dentist’s office for your regular cleanings and exams so that if gum disease should ever emerge, it won’t have the chance to wreak havoc in your mouth (and elsewhere in your body).
Keep reading to learn more about gum disease and then be sure to contact us to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Ron or Dr. Brad!
Know The Signs
What causes gum disease? The real culprit is oral bacteria. You see, before we even get our first teeth in, our mouths are already full of dangerous bacteria. When this bacteria advances under the gumline it will cause inflammation.
Your gums will no doubt get red and you will notice that they bleed easily. The early stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, can be contained and reversed if you have a good relationship with your dentist. But when you don’t come around enough for us to notice the problem, it can escalate real fast.
Once full-blow periodontal disease kicks in, you will be looking at tooth loss and worse. After that bacteria gets loose in your bloodstream all bets are off. There is a link between gum disease and certain respiratory issues, heart disease, and even cancer!
Plus, after a certain point it is harder to treat with conservative measures. And once teeth start falling out, you will be looking at the added time and expense that dental implants will bring. It is always better for you to just keep us in the loop.
We Can Help!
Keeping up with your six month professional teeth cleanings and dental checkups is essential for combating disease and decay.
Dr. Ron can often treat gum disease just by helping you to better care for your teeth in between visits. But for more intense cases we may need to perform a deep cleaning, which involves going below the gumline to remove all that bacteria.
This procedure is also known as scaling and root planing. Importantly, this restorative treatment cleans out the pockets between your teeth and gums, allowing them to get rid of the bacteria and start healing.
One way or another, our New Albany, IN dentist’s office will find a way to get you back on the good road ASAP!
Save Your Smile, Call Us Today!
Your gums play a vital role in stabilizing and supporting your teeth. Without healthy gums your teeth won’t have anything to hold them in place, so let Dr. Ron deliver the ongoing care that your gums deserve.