Recognizing Signs Of Gum Disease, And Treating The Problem

What should you be paying attention to when you take the time to clean your teeth each day? You might not realize it, but there are visible signs of gum disease you can identify. Looking for these issues is important – without timely treatment, the problem can worsen, and make your oral health more difficult to maintain. Bring up a possible concern about gum disease with your Prairie Village, KS dentist if you are worried about the matter. With an ultrasonic scaling, your dentist can clear out the harmful bacteria under your gum line putting your smile at risk!

What Are The Symptoms Of Gum Disease I Should Pay Attention To?

There are several visible sign you can look for if you want to check the health of your gums. You could spot problems with tissues that seem swollen, or reddened. Check your smile after brushing and flossing – bleeding after these routine actions can indicate trouble.

One common sign of gum disease is easier for others to notice – chronic bad breath. This embarrassing problem can be an indication that you need to see your dentist for preventive care to stop gingivitis before it worsens.

Stop Periodontal Problems Before They Worsen

If too much time passes without proper periodontal care, your gum disease can grow more advanced. Patients with advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, have a heightened risk for tooth loss because the tissues securing their teeth can become damaged. Treating this problem can be difficult, but you can speak with your dentist about managing the problem, and limiting your risk for troubling developments like tooth loss.

Talk To Your Dentist About Treating Gum Disease With An Ultrasonic Scaling

During every routine dental checkup, you undergo a routine cleaning of your smile. An ultrasonic scaling is not typically part of your routine oral health care experience. However, it can be something your dentist recommends when you start to exhibit signs of poor gum health. Your teeth will be treated to a dedicated cleaning of spaces below your gum line, with an ultasonic scaling tool used to remove bacteria. Because this is a more involved process, it can require more time to complete.

Talk To Dr. Browne About Possible Problems With Gum Disease

If you notice signs that your gums might be unhealthy, make an appointment to talk to Robert M Browne, DDS about your concerns. If you need treatment for this condition, an ultrasonic scaling can potentially reverse your condition, or help you manage a more severe case. Our practice is proud to offer quality smile care to families who reside in and around Prairie Village, KS, which includes care for periodontal troubles. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.