What gum treatments are available to Wickliffe area patients?
Gum disease is a serious condition that many patients take lightly. Unfortunately, most are not aware of the consequences of poor oral health and how this condition can greatly affect the smile’s health and beauty. Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, can cause patients to experience a variety of issues including the loss of gum tissue, bone, and natural teeth.
It is important for patients in and around the Wickliffe area to seek appropriate treatment whenever problems arise. When patients are experiencing the early signs of periodontal disease, such as persistent bad breath, red and swollen gums, and bleeding while brushing and flossing, they need to visit a dental professional as soon as possible for appropriate gum treatments. These symptoms are often a sign of a condition known as gingivitis, which is the earliest stage of gum disease and the easiest to reverse. Once the condition has progressed further it is harder to control and cannot be cured, only maintained.
A proper diagnosis is necessary, and then treatment options are discussed. Patients dealing with gingivitis can easily address the condition with a thorough professional cleaning. Cleaning the teeth and gums can help in removing the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that can build up and result in the gum infection.
Patients who have left their condition unattended and require more thorough treatment may need to speak to Dr. Michael Stern about an alternative, non-surgical treatment called Perio-Protect. Unlike traditional scaling and root planing, Perio-Protect can help in combating the bacteria in the smile that causes periodontal disease and bring the smile back to health. It can also be used as a preventative for patients who are highly susceptible to developing periodontal disease or who have developed it in the past and want to keep the issue from reoccurring.
Dr. Michael Stern and the team of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills provides preventative care solutions for patients who also want to keep tooth decay and periodontal disease at bay. Using some of the most tried and true techniques and some of the most effective solutions, patients can rest easy knowing their smile is in good hands!Back to Non-Surgical Gum Treatment Home Page