It makes perfect sense, though—gum disease linked to overall health problems. Everything that enters or is present in the mouth has access to the whole body. The mouth is like a portal to the body. That’s why regular checkups and hygiene visits are vital to not only oral health, but also overall health.
Unfortunately, gum disease is not curable. However, we can detect early warning signs of gum disease at your regular dental checkups. At this stage, prevention might be as simple as changing your brushing technique, improving your flossing routine, or changing the products you use for oral care at home.
Once gum disease sets in, we can often treat it with non-surgical therapy including:
Expect to attend more frequent hygiene visits so that a dentist or hygienist can monitor your condition and make sure that recovery is on track.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. We follow infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect our patients and staff. Everything is disinfected from door handles and light switches, to counter tops and contact areas.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are taking extra steps to protect you and our staff. We would like to share with you some of the changes our office has made.
We look forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you and everyone safe in our office.