Caused by bacteria found in plaque, gum disease most often occurs in patients who neglect routine oral care. Common symptoms of gum disease are swollen, red, and bleeding gums, receding gum line.
Comprehensive and Preventive Dental Care
Think you have healthy teeth and gums? If you’re not seeing a dentist regularly for routine preventive care, you might want to think twice.
Preventive care dentistry is the only way to ensure that you maintain the healthy teeth and gums that will keep you looking and feeling great. A simple routine of brushing and cleaning between teeth every day, establishing good eating habits and having regular dental visits can prevent many dental problems. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime is easy if you take proper care of them. Professional tooth cleanings and regular dental checkups are essential to prevent periodontal diseases, and should happen every 6 months.
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Dr. Wolpo provides regular preventive care services that are both affordable and convenient. If these measures are not taken, the likelihood of periodontal disease – otherwise known as gum disease – increases and this can have adverse effects on overall health.
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Caused by bacteria found in plaque, gum disease most often occurs in patients who neglect routine oral care. Common symptoms of gum disease are swollen, red, and bleeding gums or a receding gum line. If left untreated, gum disease can result in tooth loss. We treat gum disease with a deep cleaning below the gum line to remove plaque and calculus deposits that lead to bacterial growth and bone loss. Depending on the stage and severity of gum disease, further treatment may be required.