You can feel good about your oral health when you are confirmed to be free of cavities. However, you should not assume that freedom from cavities means that you have no issues with your oral health. Your Rochester, MN dentist’s office is committed to helping people in the area maintain healthy smiles. In addition to providing support for problems like tooth decay, our practice can also help you by addressing issues with your periodontal health. Treating an infection in your gums promptly can protect you from the long-term difficulties created by gum disease.
Can A Periodontal Problem Really Cause Problems For My Oral Health?
When you have gingivitis, or the early stage of a periodontal infection, you can experience problems with swollen or reddened tissues, bleeding while cleaning your teeth, or persistent bad breath. Your problems will grow worse if you go without care for gingivitis. Eventually, an infection affecting your periodontal health can advance to periodontitis, which can be difficult to manage. People with this problem face a higher risk of tooth loss, as your infection can cause damage to the tissues that are keeping your teeth stable.
Receiving Care From Your Dentist To Improve The Health Of Your Gums
A treatment to address gum disease can help you recover from gingivitis without facing problems from periodontitis. The goal during a periodontal treatment is to reverse your condition – a scaling and root planing can help reach this goal. Over the course of your scaling and root planing, your dentist is taking care of oral bacteria below your gum line. By working on your teeth below the gum line, your dentist can stop problems from advancing, and resulting in tooth loss and damaged tissues.
Making Plans To Address The Effects Of Advanced Gum Disease
If you have already experienced the frustrating effects of an advanced periodontal infection, you may need more than just work to address the health of your gums. Your dentist can talk with you about restoring your incomplete smile with the right dental prosthetic. You can look into dental implants, which act as artificial roots for your prosthetic restorations, and provide valuable support for them. These implants can make it easier for you to bite and chew, while also making your dental work feel more comfortable.
Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Gum Disease
Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can help people in and around the Rochester, MN area fight periodontal problems. Your smile deserves fantastic care, including care for your gums. If you are concerned about a problem, or if you are interested in setting up an appointment, let us know! To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. In addition to Rochester, Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome families from Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding areas.