Why should you worry about the condition of your gums? If you develop gingivitis, and it is not addressed properly, your condition can worsen and become difficult to manage. A person who experiences this more advanced periodontal infection, known as periodontitis, can experience general health troubles as a result. They can also suffer attachment loss – when the tissues holding your teeth in place are destroyed, they can lose necessary support. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can help you combat this issue with an ultrasonic scaling. An ultrasonic scaling eliminates bacteria that reside beneath your gum line. Removing these unwelcome agents can put an end to your issues with gingivitis, and keep you from experiencing periodontitis!
An Ultrasonic Scaling Targets Bacteria Causing Gingivitis
An ultrasonic scaling is a type of oral health cleaning. Unlike a traditional dental cleaning, this procedure targets the bacteria that are present beneath your gum line. While other practices use manual tools to access these areas and clear away harmful agents, we rely on an ultrasonic scaling tool. This makes it possible for us to clear away bacteria with greater efficiency while we also administer liquids that can make you more comfortable, or provide further antibacterial protection.
How Can I Tell If I Have Gingivitis?
During an oral health examination, your dentist can identify the signs of poor gum health, and let you know if an ultrasonic scaling is appropriate. In between appointments, you can determine if you have a problem by watching out for common symptoms of an infection, which include:
- Gums that bleed easily, or are especially sensitive to brushing and flossing
- Red or swollen tissues
- Signs of gum line recession
- Chronic bad breath
Generally speaking, any concerning change in your smile or oral health should cause some alarm. Reaching out for treatment in the face of these symptoms can ensure that a problem is dealt with before it has the opportunity to worsen.
Additional Benefits To Regular Preventive Care
At every routine dental evaluation, you are receiving important feedback from your dentist about the condition of your gums, and your teeth. Preventive periodontal care can keep your smile free of destructive periodontitis. A preventive review of your teeth allows us to recognize any signs of tooth decay, even if you are not feeling symptoms of a problem! Once a cavity is recognized, we can move forward with restorative dental work that eliminates the problem while preserving your appearance.
Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Scheduling An Ultrasonic Scaling
At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury, our patients can count on expert care during periodontal care! We are proud to help people in and around Shrewsbury, MA maintain healthy, happy smiles, and remain free of serious problems like periodontitis. Contact us to schedule an appointment by calling our office at (508) 842-8838.