Gum disease is actually not that hard to prevent, and even in its early stages, it can be halted and reversed without any great difficulties. But when gum disease reaches an advanced stage, it can put you in jeopardy of losing vital gum and bone tissue, and even teeth. In order to avoid our Syosset tooth extraction, we recommend that you follow some very simple and effective strategies to help you prevent gum disease and its effects from leading to such consequences.
Plaque and tartar are the primary causes of gum disease. Plaque forms on and between teeth, and what is not removed by your daily brushing and flossing will harden into tartar. Together, they irritate your gums and lead to redness, the main symptoms of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Brushing after meals, flossing daily, and using a quality mouth rinse are all excellent methods for preventing gum disease, but they’re not enough on their own. Tartar, you see, cannot be removed with your home oral hygiene routine. It requires a professional teeth cleaning, such as done at our office. Tartar buildup can result in gum disease even if you are 100% diligent in your brushing and flossing. Why risk our Syosset tooth extraction when all it takes to put the odds of healthy gums distinctly in your favor is to schedule a twice-yearly teeth cleaning along with our dental exam? In addition to possible tooth loss, periodontitis, the latter stage of gum disease, can cause receding gums, persistent bad breath, bleeding gums when you brush, and other complications. And the treatment for it is more invasive; either a deeper cleaning called scaling and root planing, or maybe even gum surgery.
Our Syosset tooth extraction, if necessary, means you will have to go through the time, effort, and expense of replacing the lost tooth. It makes sense to take every reasonable precaution to avoid that. Call us today and schedule a teeth cleaning.