We Can Help Your Gums Look and Feel Better
Dr. B: Let me just start off with a historical view of gum disease. It wasn’t very long ago that one of the major, or probably the major reason people lost their teeth was gum disease, which involved loss of bone, loss of the ligaments that attach your teeth to the bone, and it’s one of those silent things that happens in your life. It doesn’t hurt until it gets really bad, and by the time you realize that you have it that it’s bad enough to hurt you, it’s usually too late at that point to save the teeth. But the bottom line is that gum disease, if caught early, can be treated very conservatively. It doesn’t require surgery, but it does require different types of cleanings and a different approach. The way that our practice approaches gum disease is when we meet a new patient, we evaluate them for everything including gum disease. So if you don’t have it, that’s fantastic, let’s not get it.
But if you do have it, you can have a variety of different degrees of it, and our approach is to take whatever degree you have, apply the proper treatment, and get the results you want.