If you have gum disease, it is important that it is treated. This is because gum disease will never go away by itself. If gum disease is allowed to progress, it can cause tooth loss, and infection can even spread from your mouth to other parts of your body. For all these reasons, it is important to have gum disease treated. Patients can come to our Johnson Creek Dental Group to be treated at our dental office 53038 for gum disease.
When you first come to our dental office 53038, you will be seen by one of our expert dentists, just one of whom is Dr. Shonna Jorgensen. If you are found to have gum disease, you can be treated at our office with periodontal treatments. The type of periodontal treatment that you need will depend upon the type and severity of the gum disease that you have. The best way to avoid getting gum disease is to visit our dental practice for regular dental exams, and to have professional dental cleanings every six months. However, should you have periodontal disease, it means that deep pockets have formed between your teeth and gums. These pockets then get filled with tartar, plaque, bacteria and food debris, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When the materials remain in the deep pockets, they can cause damage to the gums, and even eventually cause damage to the bone that supports the teeth. When gum disease is caught early, and you have gingivitis, it means that no permanent damage has yet been done, and several regular dental cleanings should help the gums return to good health. However, in mild to moderate cases of gum disease, a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment will be recommended. This is a deep cleaning treatment for the gums which will remove all materials from the deep pockets and help the deep pockets to heal. If this is not successful, gum surgery may be needed.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist at our dental office 53038, contact us today.