Dental plaque and tartar are the twin hazards that lead to gum disease developing. It’s important to know the signs of gum disease, and what they indicate, so that you can seek out our expert care here at the periodontal practice of Warren Baine, DMD. Healthy, strong gums are essential for optimal oral wellness. And periodontal cleanings, also called deep cleanings, are sometimes the only thing standing in the way of severe consequences caused by advanced gum disease.
In many cases, getting a dental cleaning every six months is enough to stop the progression of gum disease. The early stage is called gingivitis. Its symptoms are redness and irritation, which may be mild enough such that you don’t even notice there is a problem to deal with. Fortunately, when you come to our Syosset periodontal office, Dr. Baine will notice it. While stubborn situations may require a second dental cleaning, the good news is that gum disease is halted and the effects of it begin to subside. Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, can occur due to neglecting the standard six month schedule for a complete oral examination and dental cleaning. Or it could be that you have a condition or circumstance that accelerates the progress of gum disease. Examples include heavy smoking, diabetes, and heart disease. A deep cleaning from our Syosset periodontal office goes deep down to the roots, where bacteria has caused inflammation. The offending bacteria is eliminated, and you won’t run the risk of losing gum and bone tissue, which can ultimately result in loose teeth. If you notice persistent bad breath, receding gums, or bleeding from the gums when you brush your teeth, you probably have periodontitis.
Acting quickly is key to the best outcomes. Please reach out to our Syosset periodontal office to schedule an appointment.