CURE GINGIVITIS AND GUM DISEASES
Healthy gums, healthy smiles
Various conditions affect your dental health and periodontal work is necessary when these conditions arise. In an effort to keep your natural teeth, periodontal care is very important. If your gums begin to become unhealthy, you’re faced with a receding gum line and they may become red and swollen. If left untreated, the bone that supports your teeth with cause your teeth to loosen, shift, and even fall out. This will greatly affect your ability to speak and chew. It will also impact how you look as any missing teeth will leave your cheeks sunken in and misformed.
There are many things that periodontal disease affects such as the periodontal ligament, gingiva, cementum, and the alveolar bone. However, a clear majority of periodontal issues are made up of inflammatory lesions which are plaque-induced.
The primary cause of gingivitis is dental plaque.
What Is Plaque?
The sticky film that ends up all over your teeth is called plaque and is made up of food particles and other various bacteria. This substance can also work its way below your gumline. Plaque is a constant and will begin forming on your teeth mere minutes after brushing. There are also poisons and toxins that are found in plaque that can irritate the gums which will cause them to become inflamed and swollen. A good indication will be bleeding gums during brushing. This is why brushing and flossing daily are so important. If you don't brush and floss daily, plaque can create tartar which can form on the teeth and below the gumline. If you've noticed tartar build-up on your teeth then seeing your local dental professional is even more important! Dental maintenance is very important for your overall oral health!
What Can Be Done To Help You?
Gum Disease is a very serious matter. When it comes to periodontics, there are many treatments that can help you. When you have your periodontal consultation you will be given a few different options and approaches that are going to be of the best help for your particular situation and gingivitis treatment. Grafting, Tissue Grafting, Bone grafting, Implants, Implant placement, Sinus elevation, Ridge augmentation, Maintenance/Repair, Gingival Recontouring, Gingivectomies, Osseous Surgery, Crown Lengthening, Extractions, and Root Amputations are part of Periodontal care. Each form of treatment is safe and effective, as well as proven to work for those individuals that qualify for the various procedures.
Your periodontal visit may include:
- Going over any changes of your health history.
- An exam to look for any changes.
- Examination of any pockets around your teeth.
- Going over your oral hygiene habits.
- A standard cleaning.
- The fit of your bite.
- Possible medications.
When you schedule with our office here in Seattle, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you have the best dental care available to you. Capitol Hill Seattle Dentist has the experienced staff and dentists that you need to make sure that your smile remains glowing and beautiful. Don't put off a visit to the dentist. Doing so may result in more discomfort and an escalation in whatever dental issues have arisen. Your dental health and your smile are our priority! Don't wait. Call us today!