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Fighting Periodontal Troubles With An Ultrasonic Scaling

The health of your gums can play a bigger part in your dental health – and your overall health – than you might assume. The leading cause of tooth loss for adults is actually complications from poor periodontal health. Advanced gum disease will create a deterioration of the tissues that support teeth, and that breakdown can lead to losses. An infection in your periodontal tissues can also lead to an increased risk for heart troubles, and complications with conditions like diabetes. To help you fight an infection, your dentist can perform an ultrasonic scaling. Providing a modern approach to your periodontal health can reduce your recovery time, and ensure that you can avoid potentially serious complications.

How Can I Recognize That I Have A Periodontal Infection?

There are a number of problems that can form as a result of a periodontal infection. One embarrassing effect of this condition is bad breath. However, there are other indications that something might be wrong. Pay attention to your gums when you brush and floss. Are you seeing evidence of reddened, swollen tissues? Have you been concerned about a tendency for your gums to bleed when you clean your teeth? These can be indicators that you need to address your periodontal health with your dentist.

Fight The Formation Of Gum Disease With Smart Preventive Care

A buildup of bacteria at your gum line can lead to an infection of this tissue. Brushing and flossing can help you fight that buildup, and avoid this problem. Effective preventive care that keeps your teeth clear of harmful debris can help you stay free of cavities and gum disease. Of course, your daily habits should be accompanied by ongoing preventive dental exams. In addition to having your dentist evaluate your smile, your hygienist can perform a thorough teeth cleaning, which will reduce your risk for periodontal issues.

Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury Can Provide Periodontal Support With An Ultrasonic Scaling

An ultrasonic scaling performed at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury can help you restore the health of your periodontal tissue. Avoiding this problem can make a big difference to your overall well-being, and help you avoid tooth loss later in life. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we proudly care for patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding areas.