Your oral health plays a larger role in your overall wellness than you might suspect, and your gums especially can reveal the link between the two. Are you showing your gums love?
For the best chance of holding onto your natural teeth for a lifetime, take good care of your gums. Gum disease can cause the deterioration of your periodontium, eventually leading to tooth loss. Luckily, gum disease is preventable and treatable.
In its early stages, gum disease (gingivitis) causes gum inflammation, which can lead to your gums pulling away from your teeth and creating pockets. These pockets trap plaque and tartar and can cause serious infection. Scaling and root planing can halt and reverse this process.
Do your gums bleed when you floss or brush your teeth? Are they red, swollen, and tender? If you experience these symptoms along with persistent bad breath, you likely have gum disease. Don’t fret—contact us and we’ll develop a plan to save your smile!
Who doesn’t love to hear the words non-invasive when it comes to surgery? Thankfully, LANAP delivers. That stands for: Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure. With the right wavelength, we can sterilize your gums and tooth roots and welcome your gums to reattach themselves.
Did you know gum recession isn’t always caused by gum disease? In fact, it can be the result of brushing too hard, especially if you’re using a toothbrush with hard bristles. The Tunnel Technique can encourage recessed gums to once again cover your tooth roots.
Whether your gums could use attention because they’ve been hurt by rough tooth brushing and teeth grinding, or they’ve been battling gum disease, we can help reverse recession and fight the dangerous bacteria. Get started today!
When you’ve got enough tissue elsewhere, what’s the harm in borrowing some to repair an area in need? That’s the theory put into practice for a gum graft, which typically involves suturing tissue from the roof of your mouth to your gums.
If your gum disease has persisted to the point of periodontitis, your tooth roots have likely become infected, too. To decrease the depth of your periodontal pockets, remove infected tissue, stimulate new bone and tissue growth, and prevent tooth loss, we may recommend osseous surgery.
COVID – 19 Update
Your dental health is important to us, and we are here to help you. Delaware State Dental Society has allowed us to resume elective and non-urgent procedures.