Gain a Better Smile With Gum Disease Treatment in Salem, OR
Bleeding or swollen gums are the first signs of gum disease, a serious issue that can destroy your oral health. Dr. Hanson, Dr. Kirkpatrick, and our hygienists have trained extensively to offer gum disease treatment in Salem, OR. It’s important not to let gum disease run rampant. Our treatment can benefit you in several ways:Dr. Kirkpatrick Talks about Gum Disease Read Transcript
Gum disease is when we start losing the attachment that's holding the tooth into the bone and it's many times a silent problem. A lot of people do not realize that they have an issue until they start noticing bad breath or they start having a lot of bleeding around their gum line.
But it's something that we definitely don't want to ignore and the important part is if you're having those issues, there is bacteria underneath your gum line that's causing destruction of the bone and the gums. So when you're coming in for the cleanings we need to flush out those pockets and we actually need to clean down on the surfaces in the mouth that you can't see. It's not just the portion of the tooth that gets polished but actually any of those areas that are deeper that have calculous buildup and also bacteria
- Getting healthier teeth and gums
- Avoiding painful dental complications
- Reducing your risk of overall health issues
- Saving time in the dental chair and money on restorative dentistry treatments
At Oregon Smile Care Center, we treat gum disease with nonsurgical techniques. Give us a call today at (503) 837-2718 to book an appointment.
Correct Your Gum Issues Without Surgery
Our office can restore your gums with a nonsurgical method known as scaling and root planing. We’ll carefully clean beneath the gum line to remove plaque and tartar from the roots of your teeth. This procedure is painless because you will be under localized anesthesia. We may also use a laser to gently eliminate any lingering bacteria. If you are struggling with gum disease, we recommend that you visit our office about once every three to four months for treatment. Our office is so concerned about gum disease because it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It’s also been connected to serious overall health problems like heart disease and diabetes, as all of these conditions deal with inflammation. Common signs of gum disease include:
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums
If you have any of these signs, it’s important to control the problem before it gets out of control. The first stages of gum disease can be reversed, but advanced periodontitis, the most severe form of gum disease, cannot be cured. You’ll need ongoing care from our office. We may even recommend orthodontic care, which can reduce the risk of gum disease by eliminating tight spaces between teeth, where bacteria tend to collect.
Don’t Let Gum Disease Win
Gum disease can quickly destroy your mouth, so it’s important to address these issues right away. Find solutions with our Salem, OR gum disease treatment. Call us today at (503) 837-2718. We care about your oral health!