Keep Your Gums Healthy
When you come in for your exam, we’re going to look at the gums. We’re looking at multiple things. Probably the biggest thing that we’re looking at is the presence of infection. Gum disease is an infection. The bacteria and the plaque mix on your teeth and becomes attached to it. The body sees it as something foreign, and it wants to get rid of it, so it creates inflammation. That causes bone loss, and it’s a cycle. It’s a leading cause for tooth loss. The way that you treat gum disease is with gum therapy. It’s a very easy procedure. The hygienist has a special instrument. It vibrates, and it shoots out water. It removes the infection. It also conditions the teeth so that the infection doesn’t build up as easily.