Periodontal Cleanings in Montville
Are your gums inflamed or tender? Gum disease is one of the most common dental issues, affecting adults and even some children. While the early symptoms are subtle, this disease can have severe consequences if not treated quickly and consistently. At Montville Periodontics & Implantology, we offer compassionate and quality care through periodontal cleaning to help you address gum disease and restore your oral health.
Our periodontist, Dr. Kenneth Gluck, has advanced training and specializes in caring for your gums. Our team uses reliable, advanced, and proven techniques and modern technology to ensure your treatment is safe and effective. We take pride in caring for your gums and improving your overall oral health. If you see any symptoms of gum disease in you or your loved ones, contact us to schedule an appointment.
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What Is Periodontal Disease?
When dental plaque builds up, the bacteria may irritate the gum tissues, leading to an infection. This infection attacks the gums and can have serious health repercussions, such as tooth loss, receding gums, and bone loss. The bacterial infection is referred to as gum or periodontal disease. Gum disease advances in various stages. As it advances, the bacteria may also extend to other parts of the body leading to higher risks of health complications with diabetes, pregnancy, arthritis, and heart disease.
What Are the Stages of Periodontal Disease?
Gum disease advances in stages, and each stage puts you at more risk of oral health complications. Here are the changes you can expect at each stage of gum disease:
Gingivitis is the first and most easily treatable stage of periodontal disease. That’s why it’s vital that you address the symptoms as soon as they appear. However, early signs of the disease may be subtle and difficult to notice, which is why it's important to get a dental exam twice a year so the early signs can be detected.
In this phase, dental plaque buildup may irritate your gums, leading to inflammation as bacteria progresses along and below the gumline. Some of the most common symptoms at this phase include:
- Swollen gums
- Bleeding while flossing or brushing
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
As the infection progresses, so does the increase in plaque buildup. That leads to more irritation on the gums. In this phase, your gums start pulling away from your teeth. This leaves behind tiny pockets between your gums and teeth. These spaces end up collecting even more plaque and food debris, thereby increasing irritation and infection.
As the disease becomes more aggressive, the bones and gums that support your teeth become more damaged. This may end up shifting your teeth and even loosening them until the damage is so severe that the teeth must be extracted. Advanced periodontitis is quite complex and will affect the health and function of your teeth. Additionally, it may lead to bite issues. It is vital to seek professional help in restoring your healthy smile.
At Montville Periodontics and Implantology, our team is led by our highly skilled periodontist who has years of experience in saving and restoring highly damaged smiles. We will help you restore your oral heath so that you can smile comfortably for years to come.
Our Comprehensive Approach
When you visit our office, we'll perform a thorough exam and then discuss your treatment options. If you have any pockets beneath the gum line, we use special tools to determine the depth of these pockets. This helps our periodontist determine whether you have gum disease and how advanced it is. Our team will then create a personalized treatment plan to save and restore your smile.
For early to mid-stage gum disease, we offer periodontal scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, to clear away plaque and tartar from below and above your gum line. This makes it easy for your gums to reattach on a clean surface.
During our Montville deep cleaning, our periodontist gets rid of all the tartar and plaque on your teeth above and below the gum line. We then smooth out the tooth surface, which makes it difficult for bacteria to take hold and also encourages the gums to reattach. If your gum disease is at the gingivitis stage, a deep cleaning may help reduce the inflammation by ridding your teeth and gums of the irritants.
Our team will regularly evaluate your oral health, and if needed, we can provide advanced surgical options, such as osseous tissue surgery. This method helps reduce the dental spaces or pockets where plaque builds up. Combined with deep cleanings and long-term gum maintenance, these treatments will protect your smile against the more severe symptoms of gum disease.
Maintaining Your Smile
Once you have gum disease, you are at a higher risk of the gums becoming reinfected. Our team is here to help prevent that from happening through our maintenance program. Once you regain your gum health, we alternate cleaning with your dentist to ensure maximum protection of your oral health and smile. It's vital to make regular dental visits each year to our periodontal office and your dentist's office. Going too long without a visit for professional cleaning may lead to gum disease returning.
Quality Montville Periodontal Cleanings You Can Depend On
Having gum disease doesn't have to mean that consequences are inevitable. Our compassionate team at Montville Periodontal and Implantology is here to help through their expertise and knowledge in gum disease. We'll provide the care you need at every level and do all we can to help you address your gum disease and preserve your natural smile.
We're happy to coordinate with your dentist to ensure that you're receiving the comprehensive care you need. Contact us today for the exceptional care that you deserve.
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