Periodontal disease is a prevalent condition, affecting more than half of all adults in the United States. Largely preventable, if it is left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious consequences for your oral health and overall well being. At Kramer and Kramer, we provide state-of-the-art preventive care with 10461 teeth cleanings and periodic examinations, to prevent the onset and progress of gum disease. Using the most effective and advanced methods of care, our goal is to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life.
Keeping up with preventive checkups is the best approach to catching oral health conditions early on, when they are easiest to treat. Early detection and intervention allow your dentist to stop gum disease in its tracks, before it goes on to cause more serious damage. A routine 10461 teeth cleaning allows your dentist to remove plaque and tartar from difficult to reach spots you may have missed with your at-home brushing and flossing regimen. Managing the accumulation of plaque is key to preventing gum disease. When plaque gathers below the gum line, it causes the soft tissues and the supporting structures of the tooth to become infected and inflamed. At your checkup visit our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination, using diagnostic films, as needed, to detect the presence of gum disease as well as any other conditions which can affect your oral health.
In its earliest stages, gum disease is referred to as gingivitis. Our dentist may recommend improved oral hygiene and periodontal treatments, such as scaling and root planing, to treat your gingivitis. Scaling is a deep cleaning that removes plaque from underneath the gums, and root planing smooths to root surfaces of teeth to prevent plaque from depositing in the crevices. Treating gingivitis from its outset prevents the condition from progressing to more advanced stages of gum disease.
By visiting your local dentist for a periodic 10461 teeth cleaning and examination, you are taking important steps to prevent gum disease. At Kramer and Kramer, we provide the highest quality care to keep your smile healthy and beautiful throughout your life. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.