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Watching Out For Signs Of Periodontal Trouble

Gum disease may not be painful when you first develop it, but there are signs that can catch your attention. You can identify problems with the color of your periodontal tissue, as a reddening can occur. You may also notice that your gums are swollen, or that they tend to bleed when you brush and floss. As the condition progresses, your gum line may recede, too. If you start to notice possible signs of gum disease, make sure you bring them to your dentist’s attention. You can have the problem treated by undergoing an ultrasonic scaling. Taking action is important. If you ignore signs of trouble, your condition can eventually progress to the form of periodontitis, which can be more difficult to manage. Complications from this advanced stage of gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults. 

Addressing A Periodontal Infection With An Ultrasonic Scaling

When you receive an ultrasonic scaling, you are receiving care directed at the portions of your teeth that reside below your gum line. Removing bacteria beneath your gum line will reverse gingivitis, and help you return your periodontal tissues to good health. The advanced ultrasonic scaling tool your dentist uses can safely clean your teeth, while also administering an antibacterial treatment or cooling rinse.

Better Care At Home Can Help You Prevent Gum Disease

If you want to avoid problems with the health of your gums, you need to make sure your daily dental care habits are effective. Periodontal troubles can form when plaque accumulates at the base of your gum line. Brushing and flossing consistently and thoroughly will help you keep this buildup from taking place. These routine habits, along with professional preventive dental care during your checkups, will have a terrific effect on your oral health.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Addressing Periodontal Trouble

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, you can receive important care when you need to address issues with your periodontal tissue. With proper care, you can keep your gums healthy, and avoid many potential oral health concerns. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we proudly welcome individuals from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all nearby and neighboring communities.