Preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease is known as periodontics and at Alpine Dental, we offer the latest methods and treatments in making sure your gums are healthy. It’s a fact that 3 out of 4 Americans over age 35 have some kind of gum disease, so it’s important to see a dentist regularly to treat existing issues and prevent future ones.
What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. When plaque builds up over time, bacteria starts to destroy the gums. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line where they cause the attachment of the tooth and it’s supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged, a pocket forms around your tooth: generally, the more severe the disease, the greater the depth of the pocket. Without regular plaque removal, the gums start to break down and you’ll experience receding gums and bleeding. Without treatment, gum disease can result in bone disease, tooth decay and tooth loss.
How Can Alpine Dental Help?
Our skilled staff wants to help you maintain healthy gums and a bright smile, so we provide treatment for diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis. When we detect and treat gum disease in its earliest stages, you can avoid tooth loss and those other serious results.
What is Scale/Root Planing?
Root planing and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. We’ll talk with you about this treatment as well as others as we assess the best approach to your periodontal issues.
We invite you to experience pain-free dentistry in our conveniently located Farmington office.
You’re welcome to set up an appointment by calling us at 801-451-7812.