Gum disease is a widespread oral health problem, affecting more than half the population, and is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. At Merkley Family Dentistry, we provide 14526 gum treatment early on, for the most straightforward and effective course of care. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and methods, our team prevents, detects and treats gum disease to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life.
Your gums play the important role of supporting and protecting your teeth; healthy teeth depend on the support of healthy gums. Brushing, flossing, limiting your intake of sugary foods and periodic dental checkups are important steps for the prevention of gum disease. Periodontal disease occurs when plaque gathers below the gum line, causing infection and 15inflammation. In its earliest stages, gum disease may not present with any pain or symptoms, which is why it is vital to visit our dentist for a thorough examination at least twice a year. Our dentist will examine your teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure, with the use of advanced digital radiography, as needed, to diagnose gum disease and other adverse oral health conditions. The initial phase of gum disease is referred to as gingivitis, and may be treated with an intensive periodontal cleaning, called scaling, which removes plaque from underneath the gums. 14526 gum treatment may also involve root planing, which smoothes the root surfaces of teeth, to prevent plaque from depositing in the rough crevices. Throughout treatment, our team of professionals keeps you informed and relaxed, addressing any of your questions or concerns
At Merkley Family Dentistry, our goal is to help you maintain a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. With 14526 gum treatment, we address periodontal disease from its outset, before it progresses to cause more serious damage to your oral health. To learn more about preventing gum disease, or to schedule an appointment, call today.