Healthy gums lead to healthier teeth and bones. Your gums are a critical part of your overall oral health. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can be linked to higher risks of:
- Heart attack
- Lung cancer
- Early labor and low birth weight
- High blood pressure
Dr. Anderson does everything he can to keep patients safe from the threats of periodontal disease. First and foremost, we prevent gum disease with careful cleanings, comprehensive exams, and by instilling proper in-home oral hygiene habits.
Unfortunately, gum disease still develops in over half of Americans at some point. To combat it, we provide effective treatments.
If your gums appear puffy or red or if they bleed easily when you brush and floss, don’t delay a periodontal exam at our office. These are often symptoms of gum disease. Using a combination of modern dental techniques, we can restore the health of your gums within a few easy appointments.
You should receive a professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. Regular teeth cleanings are often enough to reverse mild cases of gum disease. Our talented hygienists will use specialized cleaning devices to scrape away plaque from the visible parts of the teeth and gums.
With a few teeth cleanings, patients who have not yet suffered from bone or gum loss can have a perfectly healthy smile once again.
Our deep cleanings, also known as “scaling” and “root planing”, remove bacteria from the root of your tooth. For mild to moderate gum disease, this procedure is very successful. Our team will provide you with a comfortable deep cleaning that will ensure the success of your oral health.
Patients who are in the advanced stages of gum disease may require surgical treatments like dental implants, bone grafts, or gum recession treatment. At Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry, we offer many gum disease surgeries right here in-office. Patient comfort is one of our top priorities, so we will make sure your procedure is as painless as possible.
If you have noticed bad breath, recessed gums, and swelling of the gums, schedule an appointment for a periodontal exam. Call our office today.