Monadnock Dental Associates offers gum disease treatment and oral health services in Jaffrey, NH to help patients keep their teeth and gum healthy. Gum disease can impact your dental health and lead to other health concerns, including heart disease. It is essential to receive the proper treatment and regular dental checkups for good oral health.
There are two types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can be reversed with proper oral care. Periodontitis is the more advanced stage of gum disease and can lead to tooth loss if not treated. Advanced periodontitis cannot be treated by simple cleanings alone, and it requires a more in-depth treatment to manage the disease.
Poor oral hygiene habits are the leading cause of gum disease. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed, it can harden and turn into tartar, and tartar can only be removed by a professional dentist or dental hygienist.
Gum disease can be recognized by the inflammation of the gum tissue and deep pockets that have formed at the gum line. If gum disease is not treated, it can damage the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth. This can lead to tooth loss and bone loss.
Some common symptoms of gum disease include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please get in touch with Monadnock Dental Associates to schedule an appointment. It is crucial to your dental health to treat gum disease early to avoid more serious health problems. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, gum recession, cardiovascular disease, and other health issues without proper treatment.
The treatment for gum disease will depend on the severity of the condition. Monadnock Dental Associates offers non-surgical and surgical gum disease treatments for periodontal therapy.
Non-surgical gum disease treatment includes scaling and root planing and deep cleaning of the teeth and gums. This procedure carefully removes the plaque and tartar from below the gum line.
Surgical gum disease treatment may be necessary if non-surgical periodontal treatment does not work. Surgical gum disease treatment includes flap surgery, bone grafting, and tissue regeneration.
This is typically done for those with more advanced stages of periodontal disease. Sometimes tooth extractions become necessary at this stage if they have become loose or are severely damaged. In addition, we can offer immediate dentures or dental implants to replace your missing teeth.
Periodontal maintenance cleanings include those deeper cleanings that remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. These cleanings are usually done every three to four months, ensuring proper disease control for those with an increased risk of disease or prior periodontal treatment.
Once gum disease has been treated, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene habits to prevent the disease from coming back. Monadnock Dental Associates offers periodontal maintenance cleanings in Jaffrey, NH to help patients keep their teeth and gums healthy.