While the gums may not be as noticeable as the teeth nor do they appear to play as big a role in the proper functioning of your mouth, it is important to take care of them and prevent gum disease. Believe it or not, the health of the gums are just as important as the health of the teeth. At Lincoln Dental Associates, we can provide the periodontal treatments you need to keep your gums nice and healthy.
Some studies claim that nearly 80% of Americans have experienced some form of gum disease. Most of these cases involve gingivitis, which is the least severe form of gum disease that can be easily treated have the damage reversed. However, if patients neglect necessary treatment, gingivitis can worsen and lead to periodontal disease. In the most severe cases of periodontal disease, teeth can be lost.
When you come in for your regular checkups at Lincoln Dental Associates, we’ll always check the health of your gums and let you know if there is cause for concern.
Do You Need Periodontal Treatment?
Not all the symptoms of gum disease are visibly noticeable nor do they elicit noticeable pain and discomfort. In many cases, patients can easily overlook their gum disease symptoms. The most common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed during regular brushing
- Constant bad breath
- Swollen and bright red gums
- Receding gums
- Shifting teeth
- Ongoing funny taste in the mouth
Give us a call if you begin to notice these symptoms. We’ll take a look at the situation and recommend the most effective treatment. The earlier the treatment, the better the outcome.
Treating Gum Disease
At Lincoln Dental Associates, we offer a variety of options for patients to treat their gum disease including deep cleanings, root planing, and scaling, that remove any bacteria from above and below the gum line. We also utilize the latest technology, such as periodontal laser therapy, to effectively and efficiently treat a range of gum problems in a non-invasive way.
Why Your Gums Matter
A healthy set of gums is just as important to your beautiful smile as your teeth are. Besides giving you a great smile, your gums can be an indicator of the presence of possible, serious, underlying health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
At Lincoln Dental Associates, we provide a complete dental solution that includes a range of quality gum disease and periodontal treatment in Lincoln NE. Contact us today to set up your next periodontal appointment and keep your gums healthy.