Periodontal diseases are some of the most difficult to control because they tend to spread far and wide. They are also largely devoid of significant warning signs until they have progressed quite far, meaning that by the time you have serious symptoms the disease has already progressed. Routine periodontal maintenance is the best way to ensure your oral health is where it needs to be. This is why we constantly stress the importance of consistent dental checkups. If you want to maintain good dental health then we recommend visiting us regularly at Oak Dental Care.
Keeping your gums healthy is vital to keeping your teeth healthy – one plays into the other. When you have healthy gums, your teeth have a clean, infection-free place to function. When your gums are unhealthy and full of bacteria, on the other hand, your teeth will constantly be exposed to things that could harm them. And, of course, the reverse is also true. If your teeth aren’t healthy, then your gums are unlikely to be healthy.
Routine periodontal maintenance visits are a good way to ensure that your gums are as healthy as they should be. This is particularly important when it comes to gum health because unlike teeth, your gums can tolerate a lot before they begin to show overt signs of injury or illness. A dentist can thoroughly clean your teeth and gums and check for signs of potential infection, enabling them to catch the issue before it spirals out of control. And the sooner they catch the problem, the easier it will be to fix.
People who maintain their dental hygiene and visit us regularly for dental checkups are less likely to suffer from gum diseases. That means that they do not have to worry about expensive and invasive dental procedures.
Think about it like this: finding out that you have a cavity might not be fun, but have it filled and fixing the issue before you need something more expensive like a root canal or even extraction is the optimal solution.
Catching gum issues before you need more invasive procedures is like catching a cavity right after it forms. You might not be able to avoid treatment at that point, but you can certainly impact how long treatment takes and how expensive it is likely to be. Keep in mind that once you have gum disease, you’ll require regular maintenance to keep the condition from worsening, too.
Your gums are where the roots of your teeth are and if you do not maintain good gums then you're risking your complete dental health. Focusing only on cleaning your teeth will not help you because if the root isn't strong enough your teeth will be prone to infection.
If you want to get your gums checked then book a dental appointment by calling us at (941) 629 - 4400 or visiting our office at Oak Dental Care. We are ready to work with you to ensure that your gums and teeth are healthy and strong.