Patients in Willoughby Hills are avoiding periodontal disease through regular exams
Dr. Michael Stern and his team at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills offers quality dental care ranging from routine dental exams to periodontal therapy and strive to care for patients who are facing gum disease. Dr. Stern believes that routine examinations and cleanings will help prevent the development of periodontal disease and care.
Avoid dental issues with routine checkups
Many of us, as we live our lives, will undoubtedly encounter gum disease and other related dental health issues including, in extreme cases, tooth loss. The problem with this is that many patients develop oral health issues such as periodontal (gum) disease when it’s not necessary and could have been avoided with regular exams and twice a year teeth cleanings. Doing these two things do so much in stacking the odds in your favor that you will face minimal dental health issues. Sure, there are some cases that just can’t be avoided, but you can really minimize risk with simple dental exams. A dentist can examine your teeth and gums to identify any developing issue before it gets out of control. That combined with regular cleaning to remove any built-up plaque really accomplishes so much for your overall oral health.
Avoiding routine exams and cleanings will almost certainly lead to problems for you down the road. One of the biggest threats many of us face is periodontal, or gum, disease. Periodontal disease is a threat not only to your gums and teeth, but to your teeth’s support system as well, which includes inner canal of a tooth, the tooth’s root and the underlying bone structure. With regular dental visits, any sign of periodontal disease can be spotted and quickly controlled if it hasn’t progressed too far.
Periodontal therapy comes in several forms and, when gum disease is detected in its early stages, does include non-surgical options. On the other hand, when gum disease is left unchecked and allowed to progress to more severe stages, a surgical option may be the only action that can be taken for correction. Whatever form of therapy is prescribed, the goal is to restore your oral health. Some of the options include scaling or root planing, gum grafting and dental implants.