It’s time to discuss non-surgical gum disease treatment. At Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care in Quakertown, PA, we talk a lot about teeth, but your gums are just as important to your dental health. Your gums help support your teeth and protect them from harmful bacteria in your mouth. Healthy gums make for a happy smile.
So, how are your gums? If your gums are …
… you might have some concerns about your gum health. Forty percent of people who have gum disease are completely unaware they have it. You can call (215) 352-4195 to schedule a comprehensive dental exam with Dream-Dentistry for a gum health checkup.
During your dental exam, we’ll check to see if there are any gaps between your teeth and your gums. These are called periodontal pockets. Bacteria can fester in these pockets. If you have pockets, we’ll measure them to see how severe your gum disease is and discuss a treatment plan.
A great gum disease preventive measure is daily flossing. If that fails, we’ll move on to nonsurgical gum disease treatment: scaling and root planing. This treatment involves smoothing out the roots of your teeth, so bacteria has nothing to cling to, as well as cleaning out all the bacteria in your dental pockets to encourage your gums and your teeth to close up the space between them.
If your gum disease is severe or the roots of your teeth are exposed, Dr. Roeder, a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry, 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.
Be proactive about the health of your gums. Call us at (215) 352-4195 today to schedule an appointment for non-surgical gum disease treatment in Quakertown, PA. If you don’t care for your gums, you could lose your teeth. And your smile is nothing without teeth.