Poor Gum Health Can Lead To Long-Term Consequences

What level of concern should you have around the health of your gums? If you take care of your smile with smart daily care, and schedule regular dental exams, you can protect yourself against the potential effects of periodontal trouble. If you are unsure of how effective your habits are at protecting your gums, or if you have been ignoring possible signs of gum disease, you should know that the long-term effects of poor periodontal health can be serious. When a person’s condition progresses from gingivitis to advanced gum disease, their condition becomes significantly more difficult to manage. This also increases a person’s risk for tooth loss. Your Rochester, MN dentist’s office takes gum disease seriously – if you have a problem, you can count on treatment that focuses on addressing an infection.

Problems With Gum Disease Can Lead To Additional Consequences

The trouble with ignoring symptoms of gum disease lies in the risk that your condition will progress, and treatment will ultimately become more difficult. If you have the misfortune of developing advanced gum disease, the damage done to tissues supporting your teeth can cause you to suffer tooth loss.

Your dentist can use advanced technology to search for signs of periodontal trouble, and recommend treatment when it is needed. Efforts to find trouble can include the use of intraoral cameras to scrutinize tissues, and software to track changes in your gums.

Making Sure Your Gums – And Your Smile – Enjoy Quality Care

You should feel confident that your smile care needs are consistently being met. When it comes to addressing problems with your gums, a scaling and root planing can be important. This procedure sees your dentist carefully removing oral bacteria that have gathered below your gum line. In doing this, your dentist can reverse the condition before it has the opportunity to grow more advanced. Of course, you can also count on dependable general care for your teeth, including treatment for any cavities that are identified.

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Can Help You Address Issues With Poor Gum Health

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, you can rely on positive support for your smile. Our practice is ready to support you and your family, and help you maintain better oral health. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome and serve patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.