At Dream Dentistry & Sleep Care, we offer the highest quality restorative dentistry work available and the deepest levels of dental sedation to keep you relaxed while you are here. So, if you are already struggling through the aftermath of tooth loss as an adult, Dr. Roeder is the one dentist in the Quakertown, PA area that you will want to see about your issues. Still, in all honesty, we would rather help you prevent the loss of any teeth in the first place! And one easy way to hang onto your natural smile is to make sure you are stopping by to see us for your regular 6 month cleanings and exams so that if gum disease should ever emerge, it won’t have the chance to wreak havoc in your mouth (and elsewhere in your body). Keep reading to learn more about gum disease and then be sure to contact us to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Roeder or Dr. Kulp!
Look For The Signs!
Here’s a question that comes up a lot: what is the root cause of gum disease? The real culprit is oral bacteria. You see, before we even get our first teeth in, our mouths are already full of dangerous bacteria. When this bacteria advances under the gumline it will cause inflammation.
What will that look like? Well, your gums will turn red and you will notice that they bleed easily. The early stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, can be contained and reversed if you have a good relationship with your dentist. But when you don’t come around enough for us to notice the problem, it can escalate real fast into something more painful and costly to clean up.
After the point at which full-blow periodontal disease kicks in, you will be looking at tooth loss and worse. That’s because once that bacteria gets loose in your bloodstream all bets are off. Get this: there is a link between gum disease and certain respiratory issues, heart disease, and even cancer! Crazy, right? But true!
Plus, there is a practical problem that goes along with undiagnosed or untreated gum disease: after awhile it gets harder to treat gum disease with conservative measures. And once teeth start falling out, you will be looking at the added time and expense that dental implants will bring.
It is always better for you to just keep us in the loop. After all, that’s why we are here!
Let Us Help!
As your partner for oral health, we can tell that keeping up with your six month professional teeth cleanings and dental checkups is essential for combating disease and decay.
In certain cases, Dr. Roeder can treat gum disease just by helping you to better care for your teeth in between visits. But for more intense cases we may need to perform a deep cleaning, which involves going below the gumline to remove all that bacteria.
This procedure is also known as scaling and root planing. Importantly, this restorative treatment cleans out the pockets between your teeth and gums, allowing them to get rid of the bacteria and start healing.
Just so you know: if your gum disease is severe or the roots of your teeth are exposed, Dr. Roeder can treat you for gum recession. Our dental office was hand-selected to offer the new pain-free method of gum recession treatment called the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
One way or another, our Quakertown dentist’s office will find a way to get you back on the good road ASAP!
Save Your Smile!
Your gums play a vital role in stabilizing and supporting your teeth. Without healthy gums your teeth won’t have anything to hold them in place, so let Dr. Roeder and Dr. Kulp deliver the ongoing care that your gums deserve.
Don’t worry, we can help you boost your oral health at your next dental appointment. Contact us online right away to get started, and we’ll take care of the rest!