On Tuesday, we looked at the causes of gum disease and the risk factors patients should be aware of. In today’s blog, we’re going to move into how we actually treat gum disease. We have multiple options, including scaling and root planing, as well as laser surgery, to address the issue and improve your oral health.
Without treatment, periodontal disease can grow more severe until patients develop the advanced stage, known as periodontitis. At this stage, the tissue between the teeth and gums can dissolve, leading to a greater risk of adult tooth loss. However, this doesn’t have to happen. By recognizing the early warning signs and practicing good homecare, you can help protect your smile.
Do you often feel tired during the day? Do you start to feel drowsy behind the wheel? Often, a sleep disorder can lead to the onset of exhaustion and a number of other issues. Fortunately, we can diagnose and treat sleep apnea.
With braces, metal brackets and wires are used to correct misalignment and help patients enjoy a more esthetically pleasing smile. However, for adults and teens, metal braces may not be a preferred solution for correcting uneven smiles. Fortunately, we can offer an alternative with Invisalign, which instead uses clear plastic aligners. How do we create these aligners? What does the treatment process involve?