At Quest Dental, our take is that comprehensive oral health means looking after both your teeth and your gums. After all, if your gums become diseased and unhealthy, it will eventually affect your teeth too. That’s why our periodontal treatment in Baltimore is focused on prevention as well as early detection and prompt treatment.
The best way to keep your gums strong and healthy is by following sound strategies at home and in your daily routines. Brushing and flossing daily is essential. Ideally, you should be doing so after every meal, but at least twice per day. That will serve to remove the majority of the plaque and food remnants that get between your teeth and gums and in your gum pockets, causing irritation and leading to gingivitis, which is the early stage of periodontal disease. Plaque that does not get removed may turn into a hardened form called tartar. Once tartar sets in, it can only be removed with a thorough, professional cleaning. No matter how much attention you pay to your gums at home, though, our periodontal treatment in Baltimore is still essential, because food particles, plaque, and tartar that aren’t removed during the process of brushing and flossing can cause irritation, inflammation, and eventually even infection of your gums.
During your regular exam at our office, your gums will be checked for any sign of periodontal disease. If gingivitis is detected, it can usually be reversed with a dental cleaning or possibly two. This will eradicate the culprits causing the problem and start your gums back on the road to optimal health. However, if gingivitis is not addressed in a timely fashion, infection and loss of gum tissue, bone tissues, and even teeth can transpire. If your gums become weakened, they cease to be a solid foundation for holding in your teeth. This could mean teeth that become loose or possibly fall out. Before things reach that point, though, our periodontal treatment in Baltimore would focus on a more extensive cleaning called scaling and root planing. This requires getting deep into the roots to get at the food particles, plaque, tartar, and bacteria.
Gum Disease Baltimore
1000 East Eager Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202