At Post Family Dentistry we utilize state-of-the-art technology and methods to prevent, detect and treat gum disease 79356. Our goal is to halt the onset and progress of gum disease, keeping your mouth healthy throughout your life. As skilled and compassionate providers of care, our team keeps you informed and at ease, while individualizing your treatment plan to best meet your needs.
Gum disease is a widespread oral health problem, affecting more than half of all adults in the United States. Because your teeth rely on the surrounding hard and soft tissues for support, gum disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. The good news is that by brushing, flossing and visiting our office for periodic checkups and professional teeth cleanings, you are taking important steps to prevent the ravages of dental disease.
When plaque builds up below the gum line, it infects and inflames the soft tissues, which causes gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease 79536, and may not present with any pain or symptoms at first. To accurately diagnose gingivitis, our dentist will provide a comprehensive examination, with the use of advanced digital radiography, as needed. Treatment may involve a two part periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing, which involves removing plaque buildup from beneath the gums, then smoothing the root surfaces to help your gums reattach to your teeth. We may also recommend medication, improvements to your oral hygiene routine and visiting us more frequently for teeth cleanings. Treating gingivitis from its outset helps prevent it from progressing to a more advanced stage of periodontal disease.
With preventive care and gentle, precise periodontal treatment, our highly skilled dentist at Post Family Dentistry helps you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our compassionate team of professionals keeps you comfortable and relaxed through gum disease 79536 treatment. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.