Treating Gum Disease
With almost half of all adults over the age of 30 suffering from some level of gum disease, it is now one of the more prevalent diseases in the United States and continues to be a serious issue nationwide. Ultimately leading to tooth loss, periodontal disease is known to cause bleeding and swollen gums, receding gum lines, chronic bad breath and shifting, loose teeth. These symptoms are caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar which encourages the growth of bacteria along and beneath the gum line. The good news regarding gum disease is that if it’s caught and treated early enough, its symptoms can be halted and even eliminated.
Where brushing and flossing certainly have the place in routine oral health and gum disease prevention, professional cleanings are imperative to making sure that bacteria populations are eliminated from areas your toothbrush just can’t reach. Your Elite Dental Group dental team can identify the early stages of periodontal disease, keeping gingivitis from becoming more of a problem.
If you’ve noticed a little “pink in the sink” while brushing your teeth, it’s time to see your dentist. Don’t put off your exam and treatment. Schedule your appointment now.
Our Process Includes:
- Scaling and root planing (“deep cleaning”)
- Crown lengthening
- Bone Grafting
- Gum re-contouring