Gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues among adults and the elderly. It is a gum inflammation caused primarily by the buildup of dental plaque and tartar. Gum disease can damage the bone that holds teeth in place, eventually resulting in tooth loss. The two most common types of gum disease are gingivitis, which results in swollen and bleeding gums, and periodontal disease, which can appear in some people as a result of untreated gingivitis. The supporting structure of the teeth is harmed, which can result in pain, mobility, and eventually, tooth loss.
The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to maintain excellent oral hygiene habits every day, get regular dental checkups and cleanings. We also recommend using interdental brushes and flossing to thoroughly clean your teeth. Even with the most stringent at-home dental care regimen, you can develop periodontal disease.
Come Visit Gateway Dentistry & Our Dentist will provide you with a custom-made plan on how to enhance your dental hygiene practice at home, emphasizing the precise use of cleaning tools to meet your unique requirements. We frequently advise using specific mouthwashes and, on rare occasions, antibiotics to help control disease-causing germs.
Scaling and root planing are used to clean your teeth above and below the gum line. Our Dental hygienists work closely with our dental surgeons to provide clinical treatments for periodontal disease.