When you think about what it might take to protect your smile over the years, you may focus on efforts to avoid tooth decay. This type of preventive dental care is certainly important, but maintaining your oral health means more than just taking care of your teeth. You also need to stay focused on the health of your gums, and make a real effort to protect your periodontal tissues against harmful infections. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can talk to you about any signs of gingivitis that we observe, and recommend periodontal care when it might be required. We use ultrasonic technology to clear away bacteria below your gum line, so we can help you reverse gingivitis, or take steps to manage a more severe infection.
What Symptoms Of Gum Disease Should You Watch Out For?
While you can count on your dentist to spot signs of gum disease during a routine dental checkup, you can recognize evidence of trouble on your own. Check out your gum tissues when you brush and floss. If these tissues start to look reddened, if they seem to be swollen, or if they bleed more easily than they should, you should talk to your dentist about gingivitis. You can also experience a problem that, while not visible, is certainly one that can be detected by others. If you struggle with chronic bad breath, gum disease could be the culprit!
Arranging An Ultrasonic Scaling
An ultrasonic scaling is performed when steps need to be taken to remove harmful agents that have gathered below your gum line. Because we use sound waves to break up accumulated plaque and other harmful items, rather than physically remove them, your treatment can be more comfortable. This procedure can stop gingivitis from creating trouble for your oral health, and it can be an important step in managing an advanced infection.
Maintain Good Habits To Keep Your Gums In Good Shape
Between professional dental exams and cleanings, you can practice good habits that help you avoid periodontal problems. When you brush and floss, the area at the base of your teeth should always be addressed. If you are inattentive or rushed when you clean your smile, you may not give these spaces proper attention.
Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Your Periodontal Health
At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury, we can provide great care for your smile by protecting your teeth, and your gums. During the routine preventive care that we offer, we can remove harmful agents like plaque and tartar that might infect your periodontal tissues. We can also perform services to help you deal with gum disease! Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838.