How Do I Make Sure My Gums Are Being Properly Cared For?
Posted June 19, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
When you brush and floss your teeth effectively, you can be confident that your teeth are being cared for. However, you may be unsure of what you need to do to protect your gums from harm. Periodontal care is no minor concern – gum disease has been linked to other health problems, and can make your risk for adult tooth loss elevate sharply. The good news is that general preventive care at home through brushing and flossing can have a positive impact. Care from your dentist helps your gums, too. If your dentist sees that something might be wrong, they can provide you with a Perio Tray to help you fight an infection.
Your gums can suffer poor health when bacteria on your teeth migrate below your gum line. This movement creates opportunities for the infection of your periodontal tissue, leading to gum disease. When you brush and floss thoroughly, you destroy the bacteria that can threaten to cause problems like gingivitis.
Preventive care from your dentist can help you fight gum disease. A Perio Tray helps you address an infection at home. When you undergo a professional cleaning, your hygienist can help by removing tartar, a stubborn substance that can raise your risk for cavities and gum disease.
Advanced periodontal disease is not something that can be cured, unfortunately. That being said, your condition can be managed. More frequent visits can be important – your dentist can make sure you have the kind of care and attention you need to limit the impact of this problem.
Are you worried your gums might be in poor health? The oral health care you can enjoy at Wager-Evans Dental includes care for periodontal tissue. You can receive dedicated preventive care, and – for those patients showing signs of an infection – a Perio Tray can be supplied to you. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from all neighboring areas like South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and more. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845. You can find our patient forms online.