There are many aspects of good periodontal care including brushing and flossing at least twice a day. In addition, there are also treatment and preventive care options you can take with our dental professionals. To maintain your overall health and good dental hygiene, professional periodontal care is critically important. If you do not have good periodontal care, you could end up losing teeth and needing further treatment. These conditions would also cause infection that may spread to other parts of the body, creating many different health issues. Our trained dental professionals at HomeTown Dental at Lake Worth, provide all of the services needed for periodontal care.
Why Periodontal Care Is Important
Periodontal care extends far beyond your dental health. Your overall health and longevity depend on good oral hygiene as well. Without this care, you could be at risk of cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth loss, and various other dental health conditions. In addition, having these diseases would also increase your likelihood of diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiac conditions, respiratory problems, various types of cancer, and many other health issues. These could be painful and even life-threatening in some instances meaning prevention is the key.
You will need to care for your teeth daily. The American Dental Association states that you should brush two times a day with fluoride-based toothpaste for two minutes each time. This prevents the build-up of bacteria and ensures good oral hygiene. Use a brush with soft bristles so you do not irritate your gums and get a new toothbrush every 3-4 months to maintain effectiveness.
The American Dental Association also states that you should floss daily. Use an interdental cleaning device, such as a water flosser, or regular dental floss. This ensures that the areas between your teeth are clean.
We have a deep cleaning service for patients who are at risk of developing gum disease or who already have it. This can also be called periodontal therapy. This procedure begins with scaling, or removing plaque and tartar using a special dental instrument. This instrument removes debris that can be difficult to remove with a toothbrush. Our dental hygienist will provide root planing next. This smooths the roots of your teeth so that they will reattach to your gums. These services may be required multiple times, depending on how severe your gum disease is.
After the procedure, our dentist will likely prescribe an anti-biotic and explain instructions for self-care at home. Follow these instructions exactly as they are given to ensure a smooth recovery. Additionally, this at-home care also prevents further dental health conditions.
In severe cases, you may experience tissue and bone loss. When this happens, we have a variety of treatment options to restore your mouth. For example, some of these include guided tissue regeneration, tissue grafting, and tissue-stimulating proteins.
Seeing our dentist regularly is a great way to prevent gum disease and other dental health issues. This ensures that you maintain good oral hygiene and that any conditions can be treated before they become severe. You should come to our office every six months in order to prevent gum disease and other dental health issues. To schedule your appointment, you call HomeTown Dental at Lake Worth at 682-516-3532 today.