Gum disease is one of the most common dental issues among patients. Although gum disease is preventable, patients don’t take the necessary steps to keep their teeth and gums protected. Patients with gum disease may notice symptoms like bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, gum irritation, receding gum line, and bad breath. Some patients may not experience any symptoms at all, which is why regular visits to Creekside Dentistry is important. Family dentists Dr. Karl Neuhaus and Dr. Walter Neuhaus recommend that patients visit their office at least twice a year for a routine comprehensive exam. During your comprehensive exam, Drs. Neuhaus will screen the teeth for any complex dental problems, including gum disease. With the results of your comprehensive exam, Drs. Neuhaus will be able to create a treatment plan based on your needs.
Treating Gum Disease in Amherst, NY
Your gum disease treatment plan will depend on the stage of gum disease you have and your overall oral health. Drs. Neuhaus take the time to address all your dental needs when planning effective treatment. Drs. Neuhaus may offer one or more of these gum disease solutions to restore health back into your gums.
- Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is an extensive cleaning of the gum line that can effectively remove harmful bacteria from the gums. Patients may need scaling and root planing for more than one session to effectively treat their gum disease.
- Deep cleaning: If gum disease is caught in its earliest stages, a professional deep cleaning may be able to restore health back to your teeth and gums.
- Surgery: In advanced stages of gum disease where the bone and tissue have been compromised, surgery may be needed to restore health back into your smile.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are noticing any signs or symptoms of gum disease, it is important that you schedule an appointment at Creekside Dentistry right away. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Although we offer a wide range of solutions for patients missing teeth, we work with you to restore health back into your smile before the need for advanced treatment. If you need to schedule an appointment, you can call our Amherst, NY dental office or you can schedule an appointment online.