What steps do you take to preserve a healthy smile? When focusing on oral health, preventing cavities is the first thing that comes to mind. But taking care of your gums is just as important to protecting your overall well-being. Fortunately, many of the same activities that stop tooth decay are beneficial for your gingival tissues. Brushing and flossing each morning and evening removes plaque deposits that cause both cavities and gum infections. Bacterial buildup irritates the connective tissue above your gum line, and when infection takes hold, the body’s inflammatory system can destroy your gums in an attempt to escape plaque. Scheduling regular dental checkups can remove buildup and alert us whenever an infection is present. If you notice common symptoms such as bleeding when you brush, recession of the gumline, or chronic bad breath, let us know right away! Treating gum disease in its first stage can lead to a reversal of the infection, but once it reaches the jawbone it can become permanent.
At your Temecula, CA, dental practice, we offer periodontal maintenance services to those fighting gum disease. We counsel our patients on at-home strategies to minimize their risk of developing infections. By attending checkups regularly, we can preserve your healthy smile with cleaning and examinations.
Regular Dental Checkups Prevent Gum Disease
Protect yourself from a gum infection before it can take hold of your smile. By scheduling a cleaning and exam every six months, we can clear bacterial deposits from your smile and detect if any damage has occurred since your last visit. By staying on top of daily oral hygiene practices in between visits, you greatly diminish the likelihood of developing gum disease.
Your Periodontal Maintenance Therapy
To get an existing infection under control, we can perform a treatment that clears plaque both above and below your gumline. A scaling and root planing procedure peels back the gum tissue to clean pockets of bacteria that feed your infection. After treatment, your tissues reattach to clean teeth root surfaces as your symptoms subside. We may ask you to return more frequently for cleanings depending on the severity of your disease.
Talk With Your Temecula, CA, Dentist About A Service That Protects Your Gums
Regular periodontal maintenance can help you keep gum disease under control. To schedule a visit and learn more about these or any other of our services, call any of our dental offices near you:
Find us at:
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.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA, at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA, at (951) 273-9580.