Gum disease is an oral problem that can sneak up on you if you’re not careful. In its early stages, there are often no visible signs that you have this condition. That’s why routine checkups are so beneficial. If your dentist at Cedar Dental Group finds a problem with your gums, we can provide Renton gum disease treatment that will restore your gum health quickly. With our help, you can:Keep Your Gums Healthy Read Transcript
First of all, we measure the gums, right? And when they come in, we establish a baseline measurement of their gums to see where they stand. Someone could have healthy gums, or maybe they could have borderline gum disease like collagen gingivitis, or they could have moderate or severe gum disease. Based on our findings, we go over the treatment with them, and someone could need just a standard every-six-months cleaning, like someone who has healthy gums. If they have gingivitis, it may be coming in more often than six months, maybe every four months. And we work with them and show them how to brush, floss properly so that they can take care of their gums at home as well.
If someone has gum disease, we would recommend doing what's called deep cleaning. And deep cleaning is where you clean under the gums, and there's usually anesthesia, local anesthesia, that is given to make it more comfortable for the patient. And then we have them back about six weeks after that to do a follow-up and see how they're doing, see how it's healing. And if it's not healing, we might recommend applying antibiotics in the gums. It's called Arestin. Or if the condition is not improving and depending on the severity of the gum disease, we may recommend seeing a specialist for additional treatment.
- Maintain healthy teeth and gums
- Feel confident that your smile looks attractive
- Improve the quality of your breath
- Help prevent bigger problems, including bone or tooth loss
- Look younger and more robust
- Make your mealtimes more pleasant
- Quit worrying about your gums bleeding when brushing
Visit Cedar Dental Group soon for the help you need with gum disease. Call 425-970-8115 today to schedule an appointment. We’re open as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m.
Our Team Will Get Your Gums Back in Shape
At Cedar Dental Group, we can treat mild and moderate gum disease with a “deep cleaning” process known as scaling and root planing. If you have more advanced gum disease (periodontitis), we can refer you to a trusted local periodontist for treatment.
Each of our hygienists is specially trained on how to perform scaling and root planing gently yet effectively. They will:
- Use special instruments to remove (scale) built-up plaque, tartar, and bacteria from around and below your gumline
- Smooth (plane) your teeth roots to make it difficult for bacteria to regain a hold there
- Provide follow-up treatment with a special antibiotic therapy called Arestin, if needed
These steps will usually restore health to your gums and your mouth. Depending on your situation, we may need to repeat your treatment every few months. Our care, accompanied by a thorough oral hygiene routine at home, can help you maintain a healthy mouth and beautiful smile.
Regular Checkups Help You Maintain a Healthy Smile
Drs. Courtney and Tran encourage all their patients to visit us twice a year for a routine dental cleaning and exam. Regular visits give us the opportunity to catch and treat small dental problems before they have the chance to cause more damage.
Gum disease is much easier to treat early. Dental experts estimate that nearly 50 percent of Americans ages 30-64 have some form of gum disease. That’s a lot of smiles that need treating! If you suspect that you could have gum disease, then we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
Don’t let gum disease steal your smile! Visit Cedar Dental Group for Renton gum disease treatment. You can make an appointment by calling 425-970-8115 today.