You may notice that you have bad breath, sore or discolored gums, or consistent toothaches—these can be signs of gingivitis or periodontitis. So, what are the dangers of not treating your gum disease?
These diseases, if left untreated, can result in permanent damage to your oral health, ranging from lost teeth to infected gums. Your quality of life will depreciate if gum diseases are left untreated. Infections and issues that start with your gums can even spread to other parts of your body if you are not careful. Call our team at Reflections Dental Spa now for excellent oral health care.
Periodontal Treatment and Overall Health
At Reflections Dental Spa, we recognize that gum health is deeply intertwined with your body’s overall health. Treating gingivitis and periodontitis isn’t just about preserving your smile; it’s about safeguarding your holistic well-being. Research indicates a significant link between periodontal disease and systemic conditions like heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Inflammation in your gums can mirror and influence systemic inflammation, potentially affecting your heart health and cognitive function.
In our serene spa setting, we approach your gum health as a vital component of your entire wellness journey. Our treatments are designed not only to heal your gums but also to contribute positively to your overall health. By addressing gum disease, we’re taking a proactive step in protecting you from broader health concerns, offering a comprehensive care experience that transcends traditional dentistry.
Reflections Dental Spa is where oral care meets holistic health care, and we invite you to experience this harmonious approach to wellbeing.
Visit Reflections Dental Spa for Treatment
Why should you visit Reflections Dental Spa for treatment for gingivitis and periodontitis? We understand how stressful treating gum disease can be, which is why we seek to give you a calming atmosphere and highly-trained staff.
We use highly innovative technology to treat your gum disease concerns painlessly and effectively. Our office’s technology allows us to embrace a new approach to periodontal disease treatment that is entirely customized to you, the patient!
Gum Disease, Gingivitis, and Periodontitis Treatment at Reflections Dental Spa
Reflections Dental Spa offers three different kinds of gingivitis and periodontitis treatments. Under the supervision of our skilled dentists and our periodontists, we will make a recommendation based on how severe your case is, as well as what is causing the gum irritation.
Scaling and Root Planing
Also known as a “dental deep clean,” we use scaling and root planing to clean under and around your gums. This removes plaque that may be irritating your gums, as well as any infected areas of gum.
Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT)
We use laser-assisted periodontal therapy (LAPT) to treat infected or inflamed gums. These lasers help us painlessly remove areas of gum as well as bacteria. Your periodontal treatment has never been so comfortable!
Laser Gum Contouring
Laser dentistry can also help with cosmetic concerns, such as a gummy smile. We offer digitally designed gum contouring to show off the best of your smile. We can also use Botox to help adjust your gummy smile. If you want a comfortable treatment for your cosmetic concerns, contact us today to learn more.
At-Home Gum Care
Our dental clinic at Reflections Dental Spa is dedicated to educating our patients on preventing gum disease. At-home dental care may involve adjustments to how you floss and brush, including tips on improving your brushing technique and recommending some good electric toothbrushes to help thoroughly clean your mouth.
We focus on addressing the root causes of your gum disease through methods such as laser treatment, localized or systemic antibiotics, and custom periodontal trays for home use. These approaches help target the underlying issues, providing a more effective solution than merely treating symptoms. By reducing the root cause of the infection, we enhance the effectiveness of our treatments, leading to improved oral health. Remember, taking prescribed antibiotics as directed is crucial in this comprehensive approach to gum care.
What Causes Gum Disease and Periodontal Disease?
There are a plethora of things that can contribute to or cause periodontal disease. Not all of them are your fault, but there are plenty of things you can do to prevent it! Some common causes are:
- Genetic predisposition to gum recession
- Weak gums from over-brushing
- Poor oral health care
- Disease or poor diet that leads to oral inflammation
- Bacteria from a cavity or infection
- Systemic conditions like diabetes
- Habits such as smoking and tobacco use
The best way to prevent gum disease is to brush properly and maintain good oral health. Come in to see us at Reflections Dental Spa if you have any inflammation, bleeding, or bad breath.
Gum Disease Symptoms
Gingivitis symptoms are not always easy to catch, but if you notice a change in your oral health, contact us immediately. Gum disease may make you wonder why you have such bad breath, and can cause a plethora of other issues, such as:
- Gum infection
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Gum recession
- Discolored gums or teeth
If you are experiencing any of these, you may be suffering from periodontal disease. Symptoms that are less severe may be gingivitis, something that is often easy to treat and rarely has lasting symptoms when treated quickly. If your symptoms are severe you may have periodontitis, which needs more involved treatment to solve. Being quick to notice your symptoms and contact your dentist means periodontal disease does not have to alter your quality of life.
Preventing Periodontal Disease Together
The first step to preventing periodontal disease is maintaining good oral hygiene habits, such as:
- Visiting your Dentist Regularly: Dental hygienists will clean your teeth thoroughly, preventing plaque and bacterial growth. Dentists will be able to catch any signs of periodontal disease during your exam.
- Brushing Twice a Day: Brushing your teeth prevents bacteria and plaque from irritating your gums, and can prevent bad breath.
- Flossing Once a Day: Flossing helps your gums stay strong and prevents inflammation. Removing any food from between your teeth is the best way to keep bacteria away from your gums.
- Using Proper Brushing Techniques: Employ an electric toothbrush or a soft-bristled manual brush, and use short, gentle strokes at a 45-degree angle to the gums for effective cleaning.
Come to Reflections Dental Spa for Better Oral Health and Careful Cleaning
Our dental spa offers education on preventing gingivitis and periodontitis. Schedule a visit with us today to learn more about preventing and treating your periodontal concerns.