According to statistics, more than half of all adults in the United States are affected by periodontal disease. Moreover, this widespread oral health problem can lead to tooth loss and has been linked to a number of conditions affecting your overall health. Although gum disease is serious and prevalent problem, with periodic checkups and routine care, our Miami best dentist can help you maintain healthy gums throughout your life.
At the office of Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, PA we utilize the most advanced technology and methods of care to halt the onset and progress of gum disease. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque underneath the gum line. Plaque harbors harmful bacteria that infect and inflame the tissues supporting and protecting the teeth. While brushing, flossing and making the right nutritional and lifestyle choices are essential for preventing gum disease, plaque can also hide out in areas between the teeth and gums that are hard to reach. For this reason a periodic professional dental cleanings are important. During your teeth cleaning, we’ll thoroughly remove any residual plaque buildup and offer guidance as to how you can clean and care for your teeth and gums most effectively between visits. If your gums are bleeding when your brush or floss,gingivitis may be present. While gingivitis represents the first stage of gum disease, with proper attention and care, it is easily treated. As part of every checkup visit, your Miami dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to accurately assess your periodontal health and determine if other oral health problems are present. To treat gum disease, we may recommend a two part periodontal treatment for gingivitis called scaling and root planing, which involves gently and precisely removing plaque buildup from underneath the gums, then smoothing the root surfaces of the teeth to prevent further buildup.
Treating gingivitis early on allows for the most straightforward, effective course of care and prevents more advanced stages of gum disease.At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates,DDS, PA, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. Our Miami best dentist offers advanced solutions to protect your teeth and gums from the damaging effects of periodontal disease. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.