When you show up to your next dental exam, you can expect to learn whether or not you have problems with cavities. What you should also receive feedback on is the state of your gums. If you have problems with your periodontal health, they should be addressed in a timely manner, as acting quickly will protect you against potentially severe complications. Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office is ready to both offer this feedback on your periodontal health and make treatment available when it is needed. Based on your periodontal health, we can move forward with preventive measures that give your gums the opportunity to heal, or we can discuss the need for more involved services.

Why You Should Be Informed About The Health Of Your Gums

If you want to maintain your overall health, you should make the health of your gums a priority. Letting trouble with gingivitis turn into something more serious can mean leaving yourself vulnerable to future problems with tooth loss, and it can complicate your efforts to maintain your general health and manage other conditions. The good news is that when you do stay informed about the condition of your gums, any problems that develop can be identified and treated to prevent complications.

We Check For Gingivitis As Part Of Your Regular Exams

As part of your regular preventive dental services, your dentist will evaluate your gums and determine if signs of gingivitis or more advanced problems with gum disease are present. The detection of problems can lead to in-office solutions that prevent further issues. A deep cleaning to remove tartar and plaque that are present on your roots will clear away the bacteria responsible for your infection. If there are signs that your condition is already more serious than this initial stage of gingivitis, we can discuss plans for more involved services.

Protecting Your Periodontal Health Between Appointments

The time and care you give your smile can protect your gums as well as your teeth. By brushing and flossing each day, you fight the oral bacteria that can make their way under your gumline to create difficulties. Remember that both consistency and thorough efforts matter when it comes to successful smile care. The more time you let bacteria remain on your teeth, the more likely it is that plaque and eventually tartar will form, making you vulnerable to real difficulties with your well-being.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Managing Your Periodontal Health

Better periodontal health can protect you in many important ways. To learn more about how you can defend your gums, or to arrange your next appointment, reach out to the dental office near you at the following:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.