Gum disease affects millions of people, and it can become quite serious. Gum disease is also easily treatable with modern technology. At Troutdale Dental, we can control your gum disease and prevent it from causing tooth loss, constant discomfort, and jawbone deterioration.
When your gum disease is treated by your dental professional regularly, you can preserve your healthy gums and teeth for a long time. If you choose to seek help with your gum disease from a professional, you are choosing to preserve the natural function of your jawbone so you can continue to chew and speak properly. You also protect your youthful facial appearance, because periodontal disease can lead to a sunken facial structure.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is an effective deep cleaning method that removes plaque from the gum line. Your dental hygienists can reduce the infection with top-of-the-line dental tools and technology.
Quitting smoking is one of the best ways to reduce periodontal disease. You can also eat a healthier diet, take supplements, and improve your oral hygiene habits to manage the disease.
For some patients, we suggest systemic medications to eliminate the bacteria traveling through your body. Periodontal bacteria is linked to heart failure, diabetes, and other conditions, so it is important to cure gum disease for the sake of your whole body health.
At Home Care
Patient education is an essential part of gum disease treatment. Our doctors and team can show you how to care for your teeth and gums in the comfort of your own home. The only way to find out how to boost your routine is through a customized consultation with your experienced dentist.
Reviewing your Options
If your gum disease has progressed to more threatening stages, we can discuss your options together. We will help you design a treatment plan that suits your needs.
We can work together to reduce the discomfort and dangers of periodontal disease. Schedule your gum disease visit right away, and be sure to keep up with your regular checkups and cleanings. We can’t wait to hear from you at Troutdale Dental.