Maintaining your oral health goes beyond preventing cavities from taking hold. Regularly visiting your dentist allows us to evaluate the health of your gums as well when performing a routine cleaning. If we detect problems with your periodontal health, we can provide treatment to prevent the progression of gum disease. When caught early at its first stage, we may even be able to reverse your condition. This is why it is so important to stay on top of your regular visitation schedule. When gum disease progresses into its second stage, periodontitis, the infection becomes permanent and must be treated continuously at future visits. Regardless of when it is caught, your Riverside, CA dentist can provide a comprehensive treatment schedule to best serve your periodontal health.
Preserving Your Gums At Home
Your gums provides a vital connective seal between your teeth and the bone of your jaw. When the gums are healthy, the teeth are held securely in place, but when disease is present, gingival tissue recedes and can cause the teeth to become loose. Left untreated, this condition causes your bite to become misaligned as your teeth shift in place and eventually, they may even fall out altogether. To prevent disease from taking hold, practice a robust daily brushing and flossing routine to remove the plaque deposits that contribute to bacterial infection of the gum tissue. Combine your at-home habits with regular visits to your dentist for cleaning and examination. We can inspect the results of your at-home care and detect the presence of disease before it becomes worse. Early detection improves your chances of reversal, so do not skip any of your checkups!
Deep Cleanings Remove Bacteria Below The Gumline
If we determine that your gums have become infected, we can provide periodontal therapy that treats swollen tissue and persistent bleeding. Deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing, allow us to first remove plaque and tartar deposits that are present both above and below your gumline. We then smooth the roots of your teeth to allow your gums to reattach to your teeth. At follow-up visits, we will re-evaluate your periodontal health and continue to monitor the status of the disease. For best results, we may suggest a more frequent visitation schedule depending upon how well you respond to treatment.
Speak With Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Managing Your Gum Health
Maintaining your periodontal health can protect your mouth and overall health in many important ways. For more information and to schedule a visit, reach out to the dental office near you at the following:
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.