Gum disease is a widespread oral health problem, affecting more than half of all adults in the United States. If left untreated, gum disease can have serious damaging consequences, including tooth loss. Fortunately, at Advanced Dental Arts, we focus on prevention and early intervention to help you maintain healthy gums. With periodic checkups, we strive to keep you gums healthy from the start and to detect any emerging signs of Fulton gum disease so that we may provide prompt and effective care.
Your gums play the important role of supporting and protecting your teeth, which means keeping your gums healthy is essential to your overall oral health. Gum disease occurs when a sticky film called plaque gathers beneath the gums, irritating and inflaming the tissues surrounding the teeth. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which can manifest as bleeding and swelling of the gums when you brush or floss. In order to accurately diagnose gingivitis, our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination, assisted by advanced digital radiography, as needed. By diagnosing Fulton gum disease in its earliest stages allows us to treat the condition before it progresses and causes irreversible damage to the tissues supporting your teeth. To treat the early stages of periodontal disease, our dentist often recommends a two-part periodontal treatment called a scaling and root planning. This involves removing plaque from underneath the gums, then smoothing the root surfaces of the teeth to prevent further buildup. You can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands at our office. We deliver the most precise and gentle care, and will keep you informed and at ease throughout your visit.
At Advanced Dental Arts, we utilize leading-edge technology and methods to prevent, detect and treat Fulton gum disease. Our goal is to help you enjoy excellent oral health throughout your life. To learn more about gum disease or to schedule an appointment, call today.