Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a condition that is more common than you may think. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that they suffer from this condition until the symptoms begin to worsen. During your regular dental checkups, your dentist will check your gums for signs of periodontal disease. If you have not had a checkup in over 6 months, or if you are experiencing signs of gum disease, contact Dr. Kishore today to schedule an appointment.
Gum disease is a condition that progressively worsens. This is why regular dental checkups are crucial, as they allow our dentist to spot issues early and prevent more severe damage. Periodontal disease is caused by a combination of factors, with the biggest being a lack of flossing, and failing to visit the dentist for routine cleaning.
Some common signs of periodontal disease include:
If you are experiencing any of these issues, it is very important that you contact Dr. Kishore as soon as possible to begin treatment. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to bone loss, infection spreading to nearby teeth, and ultimately tooth loss.
Dr. Kishore uses the latest advances in dentistry for gum disease treatment. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, a regular cleaning may be enough. But in many cases, when the periodontal disease has become too severe, we will need to use a more advanced technique known as scaling and root planing, commonly referred to as deep cleaning.
Deep cleaning is a very effective treatment option that eliminates plaque and tartar buildup beneath the gum line, and medicates any infection if necessary.
In addition to the work we do in the office, it’s very important that you begin practicing great oral hygiene at home as well including regular flossing and brushing at least two times a day. Without proper upkeep, the periodontal disease can re-develop.
Periodontal disease is a very serious issue that requires immediate attention. Contact Dr. Kishore today at 590-773-3282 to schedule an appointment and eliminate gum disease.