Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Comfortable Care Dentistry, Milford, CT
We Can Help You Improve Your Gum Health
Here at Comfortable Care Dentistry in Milford, CT, we do our best to educate patients on the vital importance of gum health. Gum disease is more common than you think. It’s more prevalent than many other diseases people do their best to treat and avoid but yet gum disease is often left untreated. Whether you have symptoms of gum disease or not, it’s wise to have your dentist assess your gum health on a regular basis as it could be important not only for your oral health but your overall health and wellness, too.
Dangers of Untreated Gum Disease
Untreated gum disease could lead to tooth loss and could have other negative impacts on your health as well. Periodontal disease is also connected to other health issues, such as: cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, lung disease, and even Cancer. Gum disease should be taken seriously by people of all ages. Pregnant women with gum disease, for instance, could be at greater danger of premature labor. Many experts now say the mouth is a definite gateway for illness.
Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease
A variety of issues can contribute to gum disease, such as smoking, poor dental health, heredity, and other diseases. When plaque builds up and hardens, it causes bacteria and inflammation. Gum disease can include gingivitis and the later stage of periodontitis and depending on the stage of your gum disease, it can have a very negative impact on your oral health as well as your overall health.
Some people suspect gingivitis or gum disease when they see blood in the sink when they brush but many do nothing about it. Gum disease doesn’t necessarily have obvious symptoms. It can also cause gum soreness, bad breath, loose teeth, and gum discoloration. The best defense against gum disease is to be proactive about oral health. Good oral care as well as frequent assessments by a dentist can help you prevent gum disease and / or stop it in its tracks if it does happen.
Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatments in Milford, CT – Scaling and Root Planing
Comfortable Care Dentistry in Milford, CT offers help obtaining or maintaining healthy gums. Options include the least invasive and most cost-effective manner possible. A highly effective option includes scaling and root planing, which involves cleansing of root surfaces that removes tartar and plaque from deep periodontal pockets. This smoothens the tooth root and enables the dentist to remove bacterial toxins. Options also include medication to support efforts, as well. The best way to find out whether or not a non-surgical gum disease treatment is right for you is to book a consultation with our office. Dr. Walter Kostrzewski is taking on new patients and is well-versed in these methods.
Contact Comfortable Care Dentistry for Info About Laser Gum Therapy
Laser gum therapy is another option leveraged by Dr. Kostrzewski. He utilizes lasers in conjunction with scaling and root planing (SRP) to boost the effectiveness of this procedure with less discomfort, less bleeding, and faster recovery.
Here at Comfortable Care Dentistry your health is our #1 priority. If we aren’t sure we can offer non-surgical treatments to help you improve gum health, we are happy to refer you to a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in periodontal surgery. To learn more about non-surgical periodontal treatments available in Milford, CT or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kostrzewski, please contact our office today. Contact Comfortable Care Dentistry today at 203-951-3153