Gum Disease Treatments in Silver Spring & Germantown, MD
It is estimated that almost half of the population has gum disease in some capacity. To prevent gum disease from causing tooth loss and other severe damage, consider gum disease treatments at R3 Dental Group. We offer a range of dentistry and orthodontic services under one roof, and welcome patients from Silver Spring, Germantown, Bethesda, and Frederick, MD.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also called gingivitis, is caused by a build-up of plaque and bacteria that results in the gums being infected. This is usually caused by poor oral hygiene habits, such as infrequent brushing and flossing. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other severe health issues as the infection spreads from the gums to the rest of the body. Fortunately, gum disease can be controlled by practicing good oral hygiene and receiving thorough cleaning and treatments.
How is Gum Disease Treated?
One of the best solutions for treating gum disease is properly caring for the teeth. Regular brushing and flossing can go a long way in preserving and improving the health of the gums and the teeth. At R3 Dental Group, we offer scaling and root planing treatments to help patients cleanse the mouth and eliminate the bacteria responsible for gum disease. Scaling and root planing cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. It removes dental tartar from the surfaces of the teeth and smooths out the root surfaces, removing any infected tooth structure. A careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from deep periodontal pockets and smoothing the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins will help ensure that your gum disease is controlled.
Can Gum Disease Be Cured?
Gum disease cannot be completely cured with at-home treatments, but it can be effectively managed with proper oral care. Scaling and root planing is the best solution to eliminate gum disease, as it eliminates the bacteria from the mouth that is responsible for the infection. During your appointment, your dentist will help determine your best treatment options and explain how to most effectively treat your gum disease.
If you have gum disease, you may want to consider gum disease treatment at R3 Dental Group. If left untreated, gum disease can cause a lot of damage in the mouth and gums, even resulting in tooth loss. To learn more about gum disease treatments, contact us today with any questions or to arrange an appointment. R3 Dental Group proudly serves patients from Silver Spring, Germantown, Bethesda, and Bowie, MD.
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