If you have gum disease you may have heard the words periodontal disease. You can learn and read much more about periodontal disease here. With more severe cases, Dr. John Welch, DDS, FAGD at Whispering Creek Dental offers an advanced treatment called scaling and root planing.
If you’ve received treatment for your gum disease, it’s important to maintain the work that was performed and prevent further infection and damage. There are easy steps you can take when caring for your teeth and gums.
- After your gum disease treatment you should maintain all of your visits to Whispering Creek Dental. After your treatment your gum pockets may be more difficult to clean until your gums return to normal. It’s also important for Dr. Welch to monitor your progress.
- Why not consider putting preventive periodontal tools in your entire family’s stockings this year. The holidays are a great time to celebrate the gift of dental health. There’s no better way to promote dental health than to give dental tools such as: toothpaste, toothbrush, and floss. Brushing should be done at least two times a day and flossing at least one time per day.
Periodontal disease is a serious condition. There are many health risks that are associated with it. Not only can you lose your teeth, but there is also a link between periodontal disease and diabetes, heart diseases, and strokes.
Call Whispering Creek Dental today to book your treatment for gum disease. Our entire staff wishes you a very happy holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year as well!
Posted on behalf of Whispering Creek Dental