It is no surprise that keeping your teeth healthy is very important to your health and quality of life. What might be somewhat more surprising is that caring for your gums is just as important, and that is not quite as easy as simply brushing your teeth and flossing. In fact, periodontal (gum) care requires routine attention by a dental professional who understands the early warning signs of potential infection and will work with you to fix the issue as quickly, easily, and affordably as possible. Reach out to us at Oak Dental Care for more information.
Better Gum Care
If you want to have strong and healthy teeth, your gums must be in good condition. While identifying a dental issue is usually fairly straightforward as they offer warning signs most people will not ignore, identifying a problem with your gums can be more challenging because these issues do not show signs during the early stages. This is one reason why regular visits to a dental office are important. Visiting us regularly helps us monitor your gums to ensure that if there are any early signs, we begin treating the issue to control the spread of the infection. We can also work with you to establish a periodontal care system at home to keep your gums as healthy as possible.
Diagnosing gum problems at an early stage is highly beneficial because it prevents the spread of the infection to the roots and the jawbone. Sometimes people do not realize that they suffer from infection until it has become quite severe. When the gum infection spreads to the roots of your teeth and beyond, it is almost irreversible and you will require regular periodontal care to maintain the condition and keep your gums and teeth healthy.
Periodontal diseases that affect the roots of your teeth often spread to the soft tissue as well, allowing your teeth loosen over time. While we can help control this condition, it may be difficult to cure it completely. This is why early diagnosis is so important. After all, the last thing you want is your infection to get so bad that there is nothing that you can do to stop it from affecting your overall dental health.
Keep Teeth Clean and Healthy
People often pay so much attention to their dental health that they tend to ignore their gums. Prevention is always preferable, but if we cannot prevent gum problems, we can at least catch complications quickly and treat the area as soon as possible. This can help keep even already-infected gums healthier and give your teeth a better environment in which to thrive. And if you reach out to us before you have serious gum issues, we can address any problems before they become serious and demand expensive treatment.
Your gums are just as important as your teeth so don't ignore them. For more information about how to keep your gums healthy, give us a call at (941) 629 - 4400 or visit us at Oak Dental Care for regular periodontal maintenance.