Get Your Gums Back in Shape With Our Team’s Gentle Care

It’s estimated that 2 in 5 adults have some form of gum disease. If left untreated, this disease can not only lead to tooth loss, but it can also increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. That’s why it’s essential to find treatment! We can handle gum disease at the mild to moderate stage with our deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. If it is in the advanced stages, we may refer you to a specialist. However, we handle most cases right here in our office. Here is how it works:

  • Our dental hygienist will begin the scaling process which removes the buildup of plaque and bacteria in and around your gumline.
  • Then we will plane your tooth roots. This process makes it difficult for bacteria to get under your gums again.
  • You’ll visit us again during a follow-up appointment so we can re-examine your gums. If necessary, we will use an antibiotic called Arestin®   to further treat the infection.

Throughout the procedure, we’ll make sure you are completely comfortable. You can enjoy relaxing amenities like soft pillows and warm blankets. Plus, we can offer two forms of sedation that will completely relax your nerves and put you at ease.

Protect Your Gum Health With Good Oral Hygiene Practices

Prevention and early detection is the best way to treat oral health issues like gum disease. That’s why the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you visit your dentist every six months for a thorough cleaning and examination. It’s also important to keep up your oral hygiene routine such as brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. Doing so keeps away the bacteria that can lead to an infection in your gums and cause gum disease.

Though sometimes there are no symptoms at all in the early stage of gum disease, you should pay attention to warning signs such as bleeding gums when you brush or floss, swollen or red gums, sensitive gums, or pain when you chew. If you notice any of these signs, you’ll want to schedule a visit with us right away.

If you need gum disease treatment in Kent, make an appointment with Cedar Dental Group by calling 253-563-0315 today or schedule online.