The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for one’s teeth. When the gum tissue is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of Gum Disease include: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the teeth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Any of these may be a sign of a problem. With proper gum treatments, however, it may be possible to return gum tissue to a healthy state. If you’re having a problem, come in and see us so we may treat it right away. The treatment usually involves a deep cleaning or root planning done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If the gum disease gets too severe it may need to be treated through surgery or extraction. This is why it is important to have it treated at the first sign of a problem.
Today’s Dentistry offers full service (under one roof) dentistry including care for your gums and teeth. Employing three professional dental hygienists, Mary, Shelly and Jennifer with over 55 years combined dental experience, it is our philosophy to provide our patients with education and home maintenance skills necessary to keep their natural teeth long term. Our Dentists at Todays Dentistry combine comprehensive Dentistry into their routine dental care. By servicing you with professional dental hygienists combined with services such as Arestin & Atridox (Slow Release Antibiotic therapy), Deep Scaling and Root Planning your need for being referred out to a Periodontist is minimal or eliminated.
Dr. Carroll and Dr. Pham offer extensive experience and training in bone and soft tissue grafting as a solution to patients who have advanced Periodontal needs.
Some patients come in feeling that the only option for them is to start over with full mouth extractions and dentures. With modern technology and the extensive training and experience of our doctors at Today’s Dentistry we can arrest the progression of gum disease with our Professional hygienists.
Then we can rebuild what has already been lost and restore your smile giving you back your confidence and enjoyment for life! Make An Appointment Now!