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Why Is Gum Health Important?

The health and stability of your gums are important for many reasons and gum health is a key element of our routine dental services. At Lee, Bonfiglio, and Associates, our dental care team helps you enjoy healthy gums through routine screenings and periodontal care when needed to address any signs of gum disease. If you have noticed common symptoms of gum disease such as bleeding gums, schedule a visit so that we can assess your gum health and recommend appropriate care. Early intervention is the key to avoiding the potential damage that advanced gum disease can cause, including the risk of tooth loss.

How Do Gums Protect Our Health?

The gums play an important role in dental health and overall physical wellness. Your gums are supporting your teeth and provide the nourishing foundation for healthy tooth roots. They also serve as a protective barrier between the harmful bacteria that can be found in the mouth and our bloodstream, where these bacteria can lead to internal inflammation and other health issues. When the gums are compromised by gum disease, they begin to lose their ability to perform these two important tasks and set the stage for complex concerns if left untreated for some time.

Keeping your gums healthy is an important part of our general dental services and hygiene protocol for regular visits. Our team will screen for the signs of disease and we offer a range of periodontal services depending on your needs. There are also lifestyle habits, medications, and medical conditions that can impact gum health. If you are taking medication or have a medical condition, mention it during your visit so that we can work with you as needed should your oral health be affected. Our team takes the time to provide dental care and hygiene services that are personalized to your unique needs. If you have risk factors for gum disease we can offer solutions to minimize the effects and keep your gums stable between visits.

Treating Gum Disease in Annapolis

We offer comprehensive periodontal therapy in our Annapolis dentist office. Recommended treatment is dependent upon the stage and severity of your symptoms. If it is determined that you have developing gum disease, conservative options such as anti-bacterial rinses or scaling and root planing are often able to resolve the problem. Advanced gum disease or periodontitis may need more complex treatment and oral surgery is often needed of the gums are significantly damaged. The goal is to restore healthy and stable gum tissue to support your long-term dental health.

If you are concerned about the health of your gums or have been away from the dentist and would like to restore your smile, schedule a visit with one of our Annapolis dentists. We welcome new patients and can provide experienced care for your needs under one roof.

Articles by: Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates


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