Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a condition that is caused by an infection that can negatively impact the bones, teeth, and gum tissues. This infection can have a long-term effect on overall health and wellness. Dr. Terry Vines of Redlands, CA is proud to provide effective treatment for gum disease and many other oral health conditions.
How does gum treatment work?
The gum treatment chosen for a patient will greatly depend on the level of periodontal disease present. The earlier stage of periodontal disease is known as gingivitis. This stage often requires a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. If the condition has reached a later stage, patients may benefit from a procedure called scaling and root planing, which addressed the gum tissues and the roots of the teeth. The application of antibiotics, or a prescription of antibiotics, may be used to control the infection as well.
How can you prevent periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease can be greatly reduced or prevented in the following ways:
- Brushing the teeth after every meal, or at least twice a day
- Flossing after every meal, or at least once a day
- Routine visits to the dentist for evaluations and cleanings
Periodontal disease doesn’t have to affect your life. By taking good care of your oral health and wellness, you can keep this infection from developing. The same applies to cavities – when patients take appropriate care of their smiles, they can reduce their chances of developing tooth decay. Both issues can have a negative impact on the overall health of the teeth, gums, and bone.
Schedule an appointment for an evaluation of the smile with our team today!
At Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry, we provide a variety of preventative care solutions, as well as treatment for developing oral health issues. If you are experiencing issues with your periodontal health and believe gum disease may be present, it is essential that you speak with Dr. Terry Vines and his team about an evaluation, proper diagnosis, and effective treatment. Call [phone] today and visit our office at 303 Brookside Avenue in Redlands, California.