Prevent gum disease at Highline Dental.
Know the Signs of Gum Disease
Maintain a Healthy Smile
- Swollen and inflamed gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
- Recession of the gums (when your gums pull back from the teeth)
- Bad breath (halitosis) that doesn’t go away with regular brushing and flossing
According to the American Dental Association, periodontal disease affects millions of Americans. For the most part, gum disease is the result of poor dental hygiene, and occurs when plaque accumulates on the teeth. The bacteria that inhabit this plaque cause the bleeding and inflammation of gums, commonly known as gingivitis.
Over time, gingivitis can escalate into a more serious disease known as periodontitis, which can cause teeth to loosen and lose the very bone that surrounds them. In more severe cases, the teeth eventually fall out. Signs that you may have periodontal disease include swollen and tender gums, a receding gum line, and bleeding while brushing or flossing.
If you notice any symptoms of gum disease, it’s imperative to seek treatment immediately. At Highline Dental, we offer periodontal care for patients at risk of for or suffering from periodontal disease, and we’ll do our best to reverse or maintain your gum disease to prevent any further damage.
Common periodontal treatments include cleanings, scaling, and root planing. Scaling and root planing involve thoroughly scaling all plaque, bacterial toxins and tartar from your teeth and root surfaces. With the surface of your teeth smoothened and removed of bacteria, your gums will be able to start the healing process to a healthier smile. Dr. Albert will do his best to bring your gums back to their best shape!
Gum disease can be prevented by maintaining a good periodontal care regimen. This includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Keeping your teeth and mouth clean will prevent plaque and tartar from forming, which can cause bacteria to accumulate under your gums and eventually lead to gum disease. Regular checkups and professional cleanings at Highline Dental will make it easier to maintain your oral health at home. When Dr. Albert is made aware of your dental health issues during regular appointments, he and his team will treat them before they become bigger problems.
We LOVE New Patients
Looking for a new dental home? We’d love for that to be us! Our friendly, energetic team enjoys seeing new faces around our office. To show our appreciation, we have a great new patient offer for you to take advantage of. Just screenshot the coupon and show our front desk team when you check in for your first appointment.
We can’t wait to meet you!