How patients in Woodstock can put an end to gum disease
Dentists all over the United States will tell their patients to take good care of their smiles, and for good reason. Without proper care, patients may be putting their oral health at risk. They may experience the development of dental decay or gum disease. These issues can affect the health of the smile and result in expensive dental care. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental in the Woodstock, GA area encourage patients to learn more about the best way to end cavities and gum disease.
Gum disease is an infection that can result from poor oral health care. This infection is caused by bacteria that may be present on the teeth and gum tissue. It begins to cause inflammation and swelling. The first sign of gum disease for many of our patients is red, swollen gums that bleed during brushing and flossing. This stage is known as gingivitis and can be improved with a professional cleaning at 32 Dental. However, if patients ignore the signs of gingivitis and leave the condition untreated, problems such as advanced periodontitis can occur. This is the later stage of gum disease that can cause permanent damage, resulting in the loss of bone, gum tissue, and even natural teeth.
Putting an end to an increased risk for gum disease starts with a serious commitment to oral health and wellness. Patients should visit their dental team for an initial examination to evaluate the smile. If gum disease is present, treatments should be considered including cleaning or procedures such as scaling and root planing. Once the smile is in better health, patients can then discuss cosmetic procedures to improve broken, stained, or other imperfections on the teeth. These may appear due to trauma or even just genetics.
Patients in and around the area of Woodstock are welcome to contact the team of 32 Dental to speak with Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley about achieving better dental health and wellness with quality care and attention. Book an appointment today and we can work with you to assess the health of your smile and give you tips and techniques on keeping your smile looking and feeling its best!