Gum disease is nothing to ignore. Left untreated, it has the capacity to cause tooth loss and seriously damage your smile. At Excel Dental, we offer Ozark gum disease treatment that will stop your gum problems and help you smile with more confidence again. Here are a few benefits of our treatment:
Doctor Nick Matthews on gum disease treatment
We work with a lot of people to restore their gum health. Periodontal disease or gum disease is something that we run into quite often. It’s just kind of like blood pressure. It’s kind of sneaky. A lot of people don’t know they have it. If they do know, they just don’t know the severity, but it’s an important thing to not let get out of hand. We think about gum disease. It’s widespread. It affects all your teeth. If you break a tooth or get a real bad cavity, you might lose one tooth. If your gum disease gets out of hand, you might lose all your teeth. Unfortunately, that has happened more often than we like to think. We work daily with patients that are fighting gum disease. It’s not a one-and-done thing.
You can’t just take a magic pill and make it go away. It takes constant and kind of forever maintenance to keep it at bay, but it’s super important. Now, there’s also a ton of new research, and people can look up and read for days and days and days online about the link between our mouths and the rest of our systemic health. Gum disease is one of those things that contributes a lot infection and bacteria to the rest of our system. It’s just not something to be messed with, so we stay on top of it. We have a wonderful team of hygienists with a really delicate task that work all day long every day keeping people’s mouths clean and helping coach and teach and putting the right tools in the hands of patients so they can keep things maintained at home.
It’s just something that you’ll find that our hygiene team is really passionate about.
- Two types of sedation to choose from so your mind is completely at ease
- Mouth rinses and topical gel that will numb your mouth so you don’t feel a thing
- Comforting touches like pillows, blankets, headphones, and satellite radio
- Soothing staff members who will answer all your dental questions and help you feel at home
Call us today at (417) 233-4280 to schedule an exam. We’re located at 1427 W. State Hwy. J. Besides Ozark, we also serve residents of Branson, Nixa, Rogersville, and Springfield.
Get Better Looking & Better Feeling Gums
Gum disease is a serious oral problem that can sneak up on you if you’re not careful. Symptoms of gum disease include red, puffy gums and bleeding when you brush or floss. However, in the early stages of gum disease, there often aren’t any obvious symptoms; infection can lurk silently beneath your gumline without your knowing it.
Routine dental cleanings and exams every six months will go a long way toward catching and treating a gum infection before it has the chance to cause big problems. If we do detect gum problems during your exam, we offer “deep cleaning” with scaling and root planing that will remove the infection and help your gums begin to heal.
To ensure that your treatment is comfortable, we can first apply a special gel or rinse that will numb your mouth so you don’t feel anything. Then, we’ll remove (scale) the built-up tartar and bacteria from around and below the gumline. Next, we’ll smooth (plane) your tooth roots to make it more difficult for bacteria to recollect there.
Depending on your circumstances, this type of gum disease treatment may need to be repeated every few months. We can also give you tips on how to brush and floss most effectively at home to help prevent gum disease.