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How Does Scraping the Teeth and Roots Stop Gum Disease Progress?
Posted on 4/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
When you have gum disease, we may recommend that you have your teeth and their roots scraped. This is a treatment that's been proven to stop the progress of gum disease. Many people wonder how this works though. What Scraping Is?Scraping is a process that literally involves scraping away any plaque and tartar that's developed anywhere around your gum line. These are areas where bacteria collect and multiply, resulting in gum disease. Once the scraping is complete, we will smooth out your teeth's roots so your gums can attach themselves to your teeth once again. How Scraping Your Teeth and Roots Halts gum DiseaseThis is a very effective way to get your gums' health back on track. Since you stand a higher chance of losing your teeth when you have large pockets between your teeth and gums, scraping these out is beneficial. It's a way of removing any infection or decay that is found there. Essentially, this is what gum disease is, which is why you need this procedure to stop the advancement of this disease. The Necessity of ScrapingScraping is thought of as a type of deep cleaning. Unfortunately, this hour-long procedure isn't something that anyone looks forward to it, but it's a much better option than allowing gum disease to persist and result in the loss of your teeth. We can offer you a local anesthetic to help make this whole procedure more bearable and less painful for you. You will still feel your gums bleed some when our tools touch your sensitive gums - it's inevitable. If you have any questions about this deep cleaning process, make sure you give us a call and set up an appointment, so we can answer them for you today. Doing so will put your mind at ease and get your oral health back on track....

Acid Erodes Your Gum Tissues As Well As Your Teeth
Posted on 4/10/2019 by Andrew Weber
Most people don't realize they have lactic acid in their mouth. This is "dangerous” because when left unchecked, it can easily come into contact with your teeth. Once there, it can start to break down your teeth through a process that's known as demineralization. How Acid gets in Your MouthOne of the most common ways in which you get acid in your mouth is through too much sugar. Although this sugar isn't very acidic in and of itself, it will promote the growth of bacteria that will create an acidic environment there. Another common way in which too much acid gets into your mouth is through heart burn. This is a very common condition that a lot of people struggle with today. When the acid from your stomach makes its way into your mouth, it too can cause damage while there, especially if it's made its way there through vomiting or acid reflux. Dealing With Acid in Your MouthAcid in your mouth is something you should take seriously and do something about it. This is because when you leave it untreated, it can erode your gum tissues and your teeth. As such, when you're exposed to acid in your mouth you should try one of the following three methods of balancing out your mouth's pH level once again. The first and easiest way to do this is by drinking some milk or eating some dairy. If you don't have any of these foods available, you'll want to use a mouthwash. This is what fluoride mouth rinses are for. However, you should know that you can also make your own mouthwash at home simply by adding one teaspoon of baking soda to water. Now that you know why acid is bad for your gums and teeth, you should also know that we're here to help you combat this issue. Give us a call and set up an appointment to talk to us about it today....

Infection Signs to Watch Out for Following Gum Disease Treatment
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
If you have made the decision to have your gum disease treated, you are on the right path to a healthier life. However, you should be aware that there is some risk of infection with gum treatment. Here are some signs and symptoms you should watch out for in the days after your gum disease treatment sessions. Gum Tissue That is Warm or Hot to the TouchAn elevated temperature can be a sign of infection. If you notice that the tissue in your mouth is warmer than usual, it could be a sign that the body is fighting an infection. Likewise, if you develop a fever, it could have its roots in the gum disease treatment procedure. In either event, you should let us know right away. Oozing or Discharge of Pus or Other Fluids Some discharge of fluids from your gum tissue is a normal response to the treatment process. Slight bleeding or even oozing of plasma (in small amounts) is usually not a cause for concern and should decrease relatively quickly. However, if you have yellow or green discharge from your gum tissue, that is a sign of an infection and you should make sure to contact us as soon as possible. Likewise, if your gum tissue continues to bleed or have any sort of discharge that does not diminish after a day or so, you could be dealing with an infection. Throbbing or Pulsating Sensation While it is normal to have some soreness, if you feel that your gums are throbbing or pulsing, it may be a sign of an infection. If this condition persists, you should seek attention right away. Having your gums treated for gum disease is a necessary step down the road towards good health. By keeping an eye out for infection, you can help ensure a speedy and full recovery....

All Posts:

How Does Scraping the Teeth and Roots Stop Gum Disease Progress?
Acid Erodes Your Gum Tissues As Well As Your Teeth
Infection Signs to Watch Out for Following Gum Disease Treatment
How to Reverse the Damage Gum Disease is Capable Of
Gum Grafting Can Help Restore Your Smile
Foods to Avoid Following Periodontal Grafts
Should You Consider Reconstructive Dentistry After Gum Disease Treatment?
Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
Your Quality of Life Might Suffer with Gum Disease
Types of Grafts and Their Uses
How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
Do Receding Gums Actually Cause Problems?
Do Gum Grafts Help with Receding Gums?
How a Ridge Augmentation Can Restore the Gum Line
Do You Need to Take Time Off After Scaling and Root Planing?
How Do You Manage Bleeding Gums?
Can Oil Pulling Give Your Gum Health a Boost?
Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
How to Rebuild Gums After You Lose a Tooth
Foods to Consume Regularly for the Healthiest Gums
Can Losing Weight Give You Better Oral Health?
Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
Diagnosing Gum Disease
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?

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