Gingivitis (early gum disease) can be reversed by adopting a good oral hygiene routine and seeing your dentist for teeth cleanings every 6 months.
However, once gum disease advances into periodontitis, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with our Holland dentist for scaling and root planing. Gum disease is caused by untreated plaque buildup, which is why it’s important to schedule dental cleanings at least twice a year.
Signs you need gum disease treatment:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Tooth loss
- Persistent bad breath
- Difficulty or pain chewing
People with periodontal disease often have deep pockets around teeth that collect plaque and food particles. Thankfully, our dentist is able to clean these gum pockets through scaling and root planing. During a dental deep cleaning, our dentist also smoothes out tooth roots so the gums have a better chance of reattaching to teeth. By deep cleaning teeth, you decrease your risk for receding gums, tooth loss, and other symptoms of periodontal disease.
To reverse gingivitis, brush twice a day and floss daily!
Our Holland gum disease dentist at David Oswald DDS is dedicated to helping patients maintain good oral health by offering gum disease treatments and other preventative dentistry services. To schedule an appointment with our Holland dentist, call our office at (616) 392-2587.