Are you plagued by bad breath? If so, this could be a sign of gum disease. Gum disease is a serious condition that affects thousands. Luckily, it can be treated and reversed. To help you understand more about your treatment options, our team here at LOL Dental & Orthodontics in Crockett, Texas, is happy to give you this basic information.
When it comes to treating gum disease, the first step is to see your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist is trained to spot gum disease and remove the tartar caused from plaque that can lead to gum disease. The sooner it is spotted the better it can be to treat and overcome before it becomes too serious. There are some conditions where if gum disease is more advanced, other procedures are needed to treat it such as laser treatment, scaling and root planing.
If you find yourself with gum disease, there are a few things you can do to help you and your dentist fight this disease. These things include keeping up with your oral care. If you brush for two minutes a day, twice a day you can rid yourself of plaque and bacteria feeding your gum disease. Flossing is also essential because it will clean along your gum line and between your teeth. An effective mouthwash that kills bacteria can also help keep your mouth as clean as possible.
If you think you might have gum disease or want to come in for a dental cleaning and checkup, then call us today at 936.463.0162 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly and professional staff is eager to help you and your smile stay gum-disease free.