MAINTAINING YOUR PICTURE PERFECT SMILE
While a proper brushing and flossing routine is an important part of practicing good oral hygiene, regular dental cleanings are highly recommended to assist in maintaining a healthy smile. Dental cleanings are necessary as they remove tartar and plaque build-up that your home hygiene routine may leave behind. Additionally, regular dental cleanings assist in preventing the development of gum disease – a disease that, if left untreated, can eventually result in tooth loss.
It’s never too early, or late, to begin visits to KLT Dentistry for your dental cleanings. We accept patients of all ages, with current patients ranging in age from six months to 102 years-old!
For individuals with overall good oral hygiene and health, a dental cleaning twice a year is optimal. However, if gum disease is evident, we may recommend a dental cleaning three to four times a year in order to combat and prevent further damage to teeth and gums.
If you’re experiencing tender, swollen, or bleeding gums or have noticed your gums are a red to red-purple color, you may have gingivitis – an inflammation of the gums. As plaque builds up it begins to move below the gumline; because your body considers it a foreign body your immune system will begin to fight it, causing your gums to inflame. The good news is, if caught in time we treat it and prevent it from worsening.
If left untreated the severity of gingivitis can increase, leading to an even greater problem: Periodontal disease. If you think you may be experiencing signs of gingivitis don’t wait, call KLT Dentistry today to schedule your appointment. The sooner we treat you, the sooner we may be able to prevent the onset of Periodontal (gum) disease.
WE CAN HELP RESTORE THE HEALTH OF YOUR GUMS
Periodontal (gum) disease occurs when gingivitis becomes so severe, it begins to spread beyond the gum line and attack the teeth’s supporting tissue and bone. If left untreated the disease begins to break down the structure around your teeth, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Gum disease is not reversible, but is however, treatable.
Periodontal (gum) therapy can take various forms, but the goal is to restore diseased tissues to health. There are very effective therapies to combat this, ranging from scalings (deep cleanings) that remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from beneath the gum line, to surgical repair of lost gum and bone tissue. At KLT Dentistry we offer several treatment options to repair and prevent further damage.
If you’re experiencing tender, swollen, or bleeding gums, or have noticed your gums have darkened in color, call KLT Dentistry to discuss treatment options and schedule your appointment.