The Signs Of Gum Disease You Might Be Missing [BLOG]
Ignoring changes to the look and feel of your teeth and gums is never a good idea.
One of the reasons for that has to do with gum disease, one of the many dental problems that can take hold of your oral health long before you’re able to see or feel the developing problem.
Our team at Patrick Stuckey, DDS, in Ruston, LA wants to keep that from happening by seeing you on a regular basis for dental checkups!
Also, we’re sharing some important information in today’s blog about the signs of gum disease you might be missing!
The Signs Of Gum Disease You Might Be Missing
What makes gum disease so dangerous?
Well, among the many reasons is that the signs aren’t initially observable unless you’re a trained dental professional.
That means even between your routine dental cleanings and exams, gum disease could begin to develop without you realizing it.
So here are some of the signs you should be looking for as part of your normal daily oral care regimen:
*Red, Swollen, Or Tender Gums
*Bleeding Gums When Brushing Or Flossing
*Sores On Your Gums
*Chronic Bad Breath
*Loose Or Shifting Teeth
Careful observation when you brush and floss each day is one of the ways to be on alert at the earliest signs of gum disease.
But equally important in preventing it, or catching it early enough, is to be vigilant about those important twice-annual cleanings and exams at Patrick Stuckey, DDS.
That’s because Dr. Stuckey and our trained hygienists have the experience and tools to catch gum disease early so we can treat it and keep it from worsening.
2 Ways To Fight Back Against Gum Disease!
When you have our team to help you fight back against gum disease, you stand a better chance of overcoming poor oral health and preserve your beautiful smile.
Here are two ways we can help!
*Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment*
In our Ruston, LA dental office, we refer to this as “perio” therapy. It’s a nonsurgical solution to treating gum disease, commonly called scaling and root planing, where we thoroughly, but gently, clean plaque and tartar out from under your gumline and then smooth out your rough tooth roots so bacteria can’t latch onto them.
Our advanced technology allows us to make this therapy comfortable, yet effective, in your first step to bouncing back from this insidious infection.
*Routine Dental Cleanings & Exams*
Because we want to keep a closer eye on your teeth and gums after you’ve been affected by gum disease, we may need to see you every 3-4 months instead of twice a year until the infection is under control.
Also, we’ll teach you some best practices to use daily during your home oral hygiene routine to help stay on top of your gum health.
Make An Appointment
Overcoming gum disease doesn’t happen in just one visit. It’s a process that begins with non-surgical gum disease treatment at Patrick Stuckey, DDS, and continues with diligent oral hygiene at home and more frequent visits to our Ruston, LA practice for cleanings and exams.
Together, we can help you beat gum disease and keep your smile healthy!