Restore Gum Health With Gum Disease Treatment in DuvallDoctor Brandon Tyler on Gum Disease Treatment Read Transcript
In our practice as far as treating gum disease, we try to take a multiple-step process to address the issue. As far as what we do in office, there are many traditional methods we use to help keep the patients clean and healthy, but that is only half the battle.
There are also many aspects that we try and encourage the participation of the patient, because we can only do so much for them. We really encourage people to help us help them because we can only do so much of it.
And part of that ends up in with folks sitting on good home care and how we can help them at home maintain better cleanliness and care. There are also many things that are coming about as far as being able to help minimize the bacteria that causes gum disease, things that are very simple, like a dilute bleach rinse, certain toothpaste. Very simple additives to somebody’s daily routine that can really help maintain that health and, once again, limit that inflammation from the gum disease process, which can have an impact on the rest of the body.
If you have gum disease, your oral health – and your overall health – will suffer. Left untreated, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Plus, research has linked it to conditions like diabetes and respiratory infections. With our gum disease treatment in Duvall, we’ll stop it before serious problems can occur.
Our treatment will:
- Prevent bone loss and receding gums, two conditions that can lead to losing teeth.
- Restore your gums’ healthy appearance.
- Allow you to brush and floss without painful and bleeding gums.
- Eliminate unpleasant symptoms like bad breath.
If you think you could have gum disease, call 425-549-4668.
Deep Cleaning Treatment Stops Gum Disease
We look for signs of gum disease during every dental exam because the earlier it’s discovered, the easier it is to treat. In many cases we’ll suggest a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing. Our dentists will remove disease-causing bacteria from above and below your gumline, then smooth your tooth roots to make it difficult for bacteria to collect.
We may also suggest additional treatments for killing and controlling bacteria, including fluoride treatments and/or a special mouth rinse. We’ll likely talk to you about oral hygiene to ensure you’re using best practices at home.
As with any treatment in our office, we’ll offer you amenities like warm blankets. To ensure your comfort, we can numb you with local anesthesia. You can also receive dental sedation if you need it.
Watch For Signs of Gum Disease
Gums that bleed when brushing, or at other times, are one of the most common gum disease symptoms. You may also notice other signs:
- Gums that look bright red instead of pink
- Chronic bad breath
- Teeth that look longer than usual or seem loose
- Swollen or tender gums
- Gum recession
For effective gum disease treatment in Duvall, call 425-549-4668. You’ll find our office at 14703 First Lane NE, Suite 203, just off Main Street Northeast.