If your gums bleed when you brush or even appear to be receding, you could have gum disease. While the symptoms are unpleasant enough, gum disease can also pose a serious threat to your smile. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, Dr. Conrad Crocker and Dr. Sana Ahmad can eliminate it with gum disease treatment in Lexington.Doctor Sana Ahmad on gum disease treatment Read Transcript
Gum disease is something that happens when you have a buildup of bacteria in your gum tissue. So, when patients come in for their cleanings, we're able to remove that bacteria so that their tissue can heal again, and that helps prevent further problems.
Our deep cleaning treatment will:
- Relieve discomfort caused by tender gums
- Prevent the bone and tissue deterioration that can lead to tooth loss
- Restore your gums’ healthy appearance
- Potentially lower your risk of conditions linked to gum disease, including diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
- Make your oral hygiene routine easier and more comfortable
If your gums are bleeding or you’re showing other symptoms of gum disease, call us ASAP at 803-636-8683.
Eliminate Gum Disease With a Deep Cleaning Treatment
Later stages of gum disease can require periodontal surgery. In its earlier stages, though, our dentists can use a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing to eliminate gum disease. They’ll remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from above and below your gumline, paying special attention to “pockets” that have formed between your teeth and gums. Then they smooth your tooth roots, which makes it easier for your gums to reattach to your teeth.
We’ll use a topical numbing gel so you’ll remain comfortable throughout your treatment. If you’re still worried about discomfort, you can receive one of two kinds of sedation.
Prevent Gum Disease With Regular Dental Cleanings
Brushing and flossing your teeth every day helps prevent gum disease. Yet even then, plaque and bacteria can collect between your teeth and gums where it’s difficult to reach with a toothbrush or floss. That’s why it’s important to visit us every six months for a professional dental cleaning. We’ll remove bacteria from the spots that are easy to miss at home.
We make it convenient to see us for these important hygiene visits, even if you don’t have dental insurance. With our dental savings plan, you’ll pay a flat annual fee that covers two dental cleanings and exams and also offers a 20 percent discount on restorative dental care.
For gum disease treatment in Lexington, call 803-636-8683.