Treating Periodontal Problems

Do you suffer from swollen, soft or irritated gums? Do your gums seem more tender than usual? If you are having problems like bleeding, irregular coloring or problematic gums, you may have the early signs of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, but when treated early and effectively gingivitis can be reversed.

Gingivitis sounds like a scary word but roughly 90 percent of U.S. adults have some form of this common gum problem. Knowledgeable dentists like Dr. Sarah Roberts will detect early signs of gum disease at your regularly scheduled dental checkups. Alongside professional dental cleanings, gingivitis can be prevented with daily brushing and flossing.

It is important to treat signs of gingivitis early so it does not develop and become more problematic. Due to the hectic schedules of overtired Americans, daily oral hygiene habits sometimes slip to the wayside. The number of cases of gingivitis and more serious periodontal disease has increased in recent years even with the advancements in oral hygiene products like antimicrobial toothpaste and mouthwashes. Untreated gingivitis can turn into advanced gum disease or periodontitis. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss for American dental patients.

For effective management of your gingivitis or other periodontal problems, seek help from a dentist who specializes in periodontal treatments and periodontal therapy. Your dentist may recommend periodontal deep cleaning, medications or oral surgery. Qualified dentists like Dr. Sarah Roberts at Crabapple Dental offer periodontal treatments right in their dental office. There is no need to go to a specialist if you find the right dentist. If you care about maintaining a healthy mouth and beautiful smile be sure to look for the signs of problematic gums and seek the help of a qualified dentist if problems arise.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Sarah Roberts, Crabapple Dental

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I've been going to Dr. Roberts for a couple of years now (after a long period of not going to any dentist), and she has helped to bring my quickly developing periodontal disease under control. The staff is always professional and friendly there and they constantly use the most up to date technology. Great dentist! Aaron A.
Dr Roberts and her staff always go the extra mile for their clients. I can't say it's ever really fun to go to the dentist, but she's outstanding and really cares about helping you have a heathy mouth, not just pretty teeth. Jeremy R.
Dr. Sarah Roberts and her team (all of them) have given me the best experience I have had with a dental office. I have moved around a bit and out of the 4 offices I have gone to in the last 15 years, this is by far the best. I highly recommend. Ryan D.

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