Enjoying a healthy smile means more than having strong, cavity-free teeth. Many people may not realize this, but our gums are essential to our oral health, and our overall well-being.
Oftentimes, we may forget about caring for our gums, leaving them to fend for themselves against bacteria and infection. But regularly flossing, getting exams and cleanings, and caring for our gums is crucial to lowering the risk of harmful gum disease.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, in the earliest stages is called gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when plaque gets trapped below the gumline and irritates the gums, causing them to bleed, swell, and feel sore. Gingivitis can also lead to bad breath, tooth pain and sensitivity, and loose teeth.
If gingivitis progresses and isn’t treated or controlled, a more severe form of gum disease can develop. Once gum disease reaches this level, it can even lead to tooth or bone loss. However, your dentist in Edina, MN is highly skilled and experienced in treating and controlling gum disease so your smile can stay as healthy and pain-free as possible.
Affordable and Effective Periodontal Treatment in Edina, MN
According to recent studies, around 47 percent of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of gum disease. Luckily, gum disease can be treated and controlled with the help of your dentist and excellent oral hygiene.
Dr. Anderson and Dr. Flynn can catch gum disease early during regularly scheduled dental exams and teeth cleanings. In addition to these preventive measures, they also offer an innovative gum disease treatment called Perio Protect®. This treatment system stops gum disease and bone loss in their tracks, offering a faster, easier, and more effective solution to the disease.
Perio Protect is a comfortable, FDA-approved mouthguard that regularly delivers antibacterials to the loose pockets in your gums caused by gum disease. Patients only need to wear the Perio Protect mouthguard for 15 minutes each day, perhaps while showering, checking emails, or getting ready for work or school. With this treatment, your gum disease symptoms can be controlled, and you can enjoy your smile!
Don’t Let Your Smile Suffer — Call Us Today!
Gum disease can disrupt your life in many ways, but it doesn't have to. Our team at 50th and France Dental Care strives to ensure our patients are living their best and healthiest lives, especially when it comes to their gum health. Together, we can control and treat gum disease and help you reclaim your smile.
If you need gum disease treatment and would like to schedule a dental exam, please contact us at our Edina dental office.