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The team at Madison Smile Solutions wants to help you keep your smile healthy, and that includes both your teeth and your gums. During routine exams, the doctor and they hygienist, will evaluate the gum tissue attachment to your teeth to determine if there are any “pockets” that many times indicate the presence of gum disease. Imagine that each tooth in your mouth is a castle and they are measuring the moat. If there is a pocket or deep moat, both providers will talk with you about the best treatment options to get your mouth back to optimal health. Depending on how advanced the disease is, this might include non-surgical therapy (sometimes referred to as deep cleanings), laser therapy, periodontal surgery or implants.
The good news is, we can help you get Gingivitis under control and possibly return your gums to normal health. With Periodontal Disease, the goal will be to get the disease under control with increased maintenance cleanings. Regular dental checkups and periodontal exams are key to keeping your gums free of infection. Good home care habits, including regular brushing and flossing, will also help reduce the plaque buildup that leads to gum disease.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of healthy teeth and gums, please contact us at Madison Smile Solutions and schedule an appointment.