Periodontal disease is a progressive oral health concern that can have adverse effects on your oral health if left untreated. Periodontal disease occurs when plaque builds up above and below the gum line an don the teeth. As the bacteria is plaque grows, the gums become increasingly irritated and inflamed. Over time, the gum tissue begins to break down which may cause the teeth to shift. In advanced cases, the gum tissue and bone structure begins to break down and can no longer support the teeth.
At Sudbury Dental Arts in Sudbury, MA, Dr. Kerri Bourgeois offers a wide range of preventive dental care and periodontal therapy services to address patients with all stages of gum disease. Dr. Bourgeois can work with you to create a preventive plan and assess your risk for gum disease to help improve your oral health.
Preventing Gum Disease
Gum disease is preventable with healthy oral health habits and routine visits to our Sudbury dental office.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing your teeth helps remove bacteria, food particles, and debris from the mouth.
- Floss between the teeth. Flossing at least once a day can help removes food and debris that may be hidden between the teeth.
- Use mouthwash.
- Visit the dentist. Dr. Bourgeois recommends that patients visit our Sudbury dental office at least twice a year for preventive care exams. During your preventive care exam, Dr. Bourgeois will thoroughly examine the teeth, gums, mouth, and bone structure for any signs of gum disease. If gum disease is found during your preventive care exam, Dr. Bourgeois will create a personalized solution to eliminate the infection and restore any damage to the teeth and gums.
Schedule An Appointment
If you would like to learn more about improving your oral health, visit Sudbury Dental Arts in Sudbury, MA. To schedule an appointment, call (978) 218-2580 or schedule an appointment online.