General Dentistry And Gum Health

At general dental checkups, you receive feedback regarding the condition of your smile. You can expect to learn whether or not you have cavity issues, but you should know that these appointments provide more than just updates about decay. At Sunny Smiles, we perform thorough reviews for our patients when they come in for general dental visits. In the course of these reviews, we will look out for possible problems with gum disease. Monitoring for this problem and responding accordingly is more important than you may realize. If nothing is done about an infection, it can turn into a tooth loss risk and harm your general health!

How Vulnerable Are You To Poor Gum Health?

Without the right approach to smile care at home and regular visits to your dentist’s office, you can be vulnerable to potentially serious periodontal problems. The link between gum disease and tooth loss is not something you should ignore—the most common reason people lose teeth as adults is because they experience complications from an infection. You can also have issues with your general health, as bacteria that are building up under your gums can make their way to different parts of the body, which can lead to new issues.

General Dental Visits Can Help You Preserve Your Periodontal Health

At every general dental exam, we will provide an update about the overall health of your smile. That update will include feedback on the state of your gums. Early warnings about gingivitis are important, because they lead to timely care that can prevent potential complications that make an infection harder to manage. These visits also help because your teeth are thoroughly cleaned; those cleanings remove concentrations of plaque and tartar that can cause infections to form.

What We Can Do For Patients With Symptoms Of Gingivitis

For those who come to our practice and already have symptoms of gingivitis, we can help reverse the condition. Through scaling and root planing, we will fight the bacteria that have gathered under the gums and on the roots of teeth. This is a more advanced and involved cleaning, one that will see harmful microbes removed so that your periodontal tissues can heal and you can fully recover from gingivitis before there are complications.

Talk To Sunny Smiles About Maintaining Your Gum Health!

Through consistent smile care at home and at the dentist’s office, you lower your risk for different threats, including threats that can affect your gums. When patients do have problems with their gums, our practice is prepared to help by offering an advanced cleaning that will target harmful bacteria responsible for their issues. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you take on problems with your gums, contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX today at 915-849-9000.