routine checkups. We can stop it in its tracks with gum disease treatment in Surprise.Dr. Wendelschafer and our team want you to have strong, healthy teeth for life. Since gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, that’s one of the biggest oral health threats we look for during your
Doctor Wendelschafer on Dental Cleanings and Exams and Gum Disease Treatment
Regular care is critical for patients on a day-to-day basis. On their own, no matter what good of a job you do, you can't get everywhere. That's why it's imperative to have biannual, at least, dental cleanings, come in twice a year. Sometimes gums and teeth need a little bit extra help, and so the frequency can change. It can be increased a little bit. But coming in a few times a year to have your gums checked, it's imperative, and especially just to have me look. I've had patients disappear for a year or two and come back, and they've got problems that I could have fixed a year prior for very little and now it's a big problem. So coming in a couple times a year allows me to check, make sure nothing's going south. If it's starting to go south, we can nip it in the bud before it blossoms into real trouble.
Not only do I have a good hygienist, but I've got lasers that are able to actually get down into the tissue and kill the germs and allow the gums to reattach and heal. Gum disease can lead to a variety of problems, including heart disease. I've had patients that have had a hard time keeping their teeth clean, their gums are always inflamed and hurt. Once we remove that problem and that load from their mouth, all of a sudden they have energy. They wake up feeling better. Their day to day is improved because they're not always fighting this battle in their mouth. If we can help out the body, it'll give you a better day-to-day life.
Gum disease infection can be sneaky, working its way through your mouth quietly without any visible signs. By the time you start to notice changes to your gums, like redness, swelling, or bleeding, it may have already become a serious threat to your oral and overall health.
We can help you fight it. Our nonsurgical gum disease treatment can stop it from developing further and, if caught early enough, reverse it. Here’s how:
- First, we can apply a topical anesthetic to numb your gums so you’ll feel more comfortable during treatment.
- One of our skilled hygienists will remove any plaque or bacteria that’s built up in your mouth by deeply cleaning under and around your gumline.
- Then we will smooth out the roots of your teeth that have been exposed because of gum recession. This will prevent bacteria from building up there and encourage the growth of new healthy gum tissue.
Keep your teeth for life. Let us restore your gum health with gum disease treatment in Surprise. Call us today at
623-933-5749 to schedule an appointment at Great Smiles Dental Care.
Our trained and attentive staff will make every effort to ensure that you’re completely comfortable during your gum disease treatment. Before any work begins, we’ll apply a topical anesthetic that will numb your gums, so you shouldn’t feel any discomfort during your procedure. If you have any questions about your dental work, we’ll be glad to answer them.
Routine gum disease treatment, which consists of scaling and root planing, normally takes about an hour. During your procedure, we’ll carefully remove (scale) built-up tartar and bacteria from around and below your gumline, then we’ll smooth (plane) your teeth roots to make it difficult for bacteria to collect there. This treatment may need repeating every few months if you’re prone to gum disease.
Gum disease often has no visible symptoms in its early stages. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to any changes in the appearance or feel of your gums. As gum disease progresses, you may notice swelling or redness in your gums, or your gums may bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.
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