Practicing robust oral hygiene does more than protect your teeth from the onset of decay. The same behaviors that remove the source of cavity formation protect your gums from infection. When you brush and floss each day, bacterial deposits that can infect your gingival tissues present much less of a threat. Through regular visitation to your dentist, we can protect the health of your gums by routinely removing plaque and tartar deposits that you cannot at home. We can also detect the presence of any current infection and provide proper treatment. When caught at its first stage, we may even be able to fully reverse your periodontal disease.
If gum disease progresses, we can support your gum health with ongoing periodontal maintenance, but you will require specialized care for life. This is why it is so important to regularly visit your Corona, CA dentist. Remember that early detection of any oral health problem can lead to a better outcome!
Daily Habits That Protect Your Gums
Because advanced gum disease is permanent, you should do all you can between dental visits to prevent infection from taking hold in your mouth. Skipping any of your brushing and flossing sessions can provide the environment for bacteria to foster. After brushing the surface of your teeth, pay attention to the gums as well. Gently brushing the gingival tissues in a circular manner helps remove bacteria. Flossing in particular can reach particles along the gumline that your brush cannot reach. Scrape each side of your tooth with the string, but be careful not to injure your gums. Consistent bleeding after flossing may be a sign of current infection, so let your dentist know.
Treating Advanced Gum Disease
If we detect the presence of infection, we can provide periodontal therapy to reduce inflammation, remove bacteria, and stop consistent bleeding. Otherwise known as scaling and root planing, deep cleanings allow us to access plaque and tartar deposits below your gumline where bacteria fill pockets between teeth. To help your gums reattach, we then smooth the surfaces of your tooth’s roots. At each following visit, we will focus on your periodontal health and provide additional therapies when necessary. Remember that your in-office treatment is best supported by rigorous oral care in between visits.
Talk With Your Corona, CA Dentist About Managing Your Gum Health
When gum disease appears, we can help you manage its symptoms and preserve the health of your smile. Remember that early treatment can reverse disease in its initial stage. For more information and to schedule a visit, 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.