Gum disease is a threat to your oral wellness. Tooth decay gets more attention, but without healthy and strong gums, your teeth lack a reliable foundation to hold them in. At Tiba Dental, our Sunset Park gum therapy is the method to restore your gums to their normal vibrant state.
The primary cause of gum disease is dental plaque, the filmy substance that forms on and between teeth. It irritates, inflames, and infects gum tissue. Sugar (and starch) fuel plaque, so by adhering to a nutritious diet that contains less of both, you can ensure that your gums will be at reduced risk. Brush upon wakening, and then again before bed, adding a thorough flossing for the one at night. It’s also a good idea to consider a high quality dental rinse with fluoride. Don’t settle for commercial mouthwashes. We can recommend a good rinse for you. Since not all plaque will be eliminated with at-home oral hygiene, you need our Sunset Park gum therapy every six months. For otherwise healthy gums or those with early stage gum disease (gingivitis), a teeth cleaning is sufficient to reverse gum disease and remove all the plaque (and it’s hardened form, tartar). However, if you put off your twice-yearly visit or you forget to come in, gum disease progresses to periodontitis, the latter stage. At that point, you will likely notice receding gums, bleeding when you brush, and persistent bad breath. Eventually, you could lose gum and bone tissue, which may lead to loose teeth. If so, you will need scaling and root planing, the version of our Sunset Park gum therapy that is required for advanced gum disease. It’s like a teeth cleaning, only it goes deeper.
While you’re thinking about it, call us and arrange an appointment for a teeth cleaning right now. Why take the chance of more serious consequences?