Singh Smile Care
Phoenix, AZ Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Periodontal Therapy

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Periodontal Therapy

peridontal disease prevention | north mountain village dentistPeriodontal disease (gum disease) is a severe oral health condition that also affects your general health and well-being. It's important to practice preventive dentistry like daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental check-ups and exams. When gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to health problems like heart and respiratory disease.

At Singh Smile Care, we provide our Phoenix patients with dental therapy that kills gum disease. The best treatment for gum disease, however, is making sure it doesn't develop at all. 

Preventing Gum Disease with Preventive Dentistry

The best way to fight gum disease is through routine dental check-ups and exams that allow Dr. Jupi Singh to check your oral health and find signs of infection. During your dental cleaning, we remove plaque and tartar that sticks to your teeth. No amount of brushing and flossing can completely remove bacteria and plaque build-up, which is why regular dental cleanings are essential. 

If we find signs of gum disease during your exam, we can swiftly eliminate the disease before it becomes serious. Our dental hygienist can demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques to ensure your at-home oral healthcare is the best it can be. 

If it's been a while since your last dental cleaning, please give us a call today to schedule one. Prevention is the best line of defense against gum disease!

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a serious oral health problem that is, unfortunately, very common. There are a number of signs that you may have gum disease, but you may not experience any symptoms at all and still have the disease. That is why regular professional cleanings with the hygienist at Singh Smile Care are so important for your overall oral health.

Following is a list of some of the most common symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Gums that bleed when you brush
  • Tender or inflamed gums
  • The feeling that your tooth or teeth are loose
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums

There are several stages of gum disease, and in its earliest stages you may not notice any symptoms at all. You may be surprised when you visit our hygienist for a cleaning that you already have some degree of gum disease.

Treating Periodontal Disease

If our hygienist does find periodontal disease, she will make certain recommendations based on the extent of the problem. In some cases, a thorough professional cleaning may be all that’s needed. In advanced cases, a deep cleaning and follow-up visits may be necessary to completely eliminate any infection.

Periodontal disease can develop quickly and damage your teeth and gums before you’re even aware that it’s present. We encourage you to make an appointment for a professional dental cleaning at our Phoenix dental office, especially if it’s been a while since your last visit.

Brushing and flossing is very important, and if you make a habit of doing it twice a day, you are certainly on the right track. As important as personal oral hygiene is, however, it is not enough to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free.

There are other factors that contribute to the health of your teeth. Genetics, lifestyle choices like tobacco use and the types of food you consume, and improper brushing techniques can all create oral health problems.

Dental Cleanings and Exam

But the absolute best way to prevent cavities is regular dental exams and professional cleanings. Both give us an opportunity to keep tabs on the condition of your mouth, allowing us to detect problems like cavities while they are still small and easily treatable.

During these visits, we will also determine if application of sealants and fluoride would be helpful for maintaining oral health. If you’re not sure that your oral hygiene is effective, our hygienist will be happy to demonstrate the proper way to brush and floss, so you get the most out of your routine.

At Singh Smile Care, we want to help you achieve excellent oral health. Please give us a call to arrange a dental cleaning and exam. At that time, we can talk to you about other ways you can ensure great dental health.

We may recommend more frequent cleanings at our Phoenix dental office to protect your oral health if our hygienist sees that you have signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease needs to be addressed in a proactive manner because it is a serious infection of your gums. Without treatment, you may be at risk for overall health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases.

As you probably know, it is normally necessary to have two professional dental cleanings per year to keep your mouth healthy and disease-free. However, if you have developed gum disease, we need to do more frequent cleanings to keep your mouth healthy and prevent any reocurrence of the disease. If this is the case, you need cleanings more than twice a year to maintain oral health.

Treating Gum Disease

For people with gum disease, it is necessary for us to perform deeper cleanings that are more thorough so that we can thoroughly treat the infection that exists at and under your gum line. We use measurements of your gums in order to detect the presence and extent of gum disease, so that we can treat you accordingly.

At Singh Smile Care, our top priority is to keep your teeth and gums in excellent health. If you do have periodontal disease, we will develop a treatment plan to rid you of the disease and continue to monitor your condition so that you enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health.

Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is a serious problem for millions of people. It is not only a threat to your oral health, but it can have an impact on your general health as well.

If not treated at our Phoenix dental office, periodontal disease can significantly damage your dental health. It is a bacterial infection that can gradually eat away at healthy gum tissue. This, in turn, causes loosening of your teeth, deterioration of your jaw bone and, eventually, tooth loss.

But recent studies now indicate that there is also a definite relationship between the health of your mouth and your overall well being. This connection is referred to as the oral-systemic link. It is believed that the bacteria generated by periodontal disease is carried by your bloodstream to other parts of your body. This can potentially result in complications with heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and more.

Preventative Treatments

Considering the damage that periodontal disease can do to your dental and general health, it just makes sense to use all the preventive treatments available to reduce the threat. Twice-yearly professional dental cleanings are essential because you cannot eliminate gum disease by brushing alone.

Please protect your oral health and contact our Phoenix dental office to make an appointment for a professional cleaning.

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