Periodontal or gum disease is one of the most common problems we face in the U.S. today. This disease normally occurs due to inconsistent or poor oral hygiene habits including missing dental check-ups. With this in mind, Dr. Lim recommends visiting the dentist every six months so we can assess you for this disease.
Gum disease presents a number of common symptoms, such as:
- Red or inflamed gums
- Sensitive gums
- Bleeding gums
It usually occurs when plaque builds up and is not removed. The good news is our dentist and hygienists can care for mild to intermediate gum disease in our office. Professional cleanings at Oak Dentistry can reverse the affects of gum disease if caught early. These cleanings remove plaque and allow the gums to flourish once again.
If more severe, scaling or root planing may be necessary. This involves a deeper cleaning below the gum line using special techniques and our dentist’s advanced skills.
As with all treatments, aftercare is very important, so our team is sure to provide you with top tips on how to keep your gums healthy.