Are you facing signs of gum disease? Are you aware of the signs of gum disease? If you are facing discomfort along your gum line, you probably need periodontal therapy from a well-respected dentist such as Dr. Steven Hatcher, who has been providing top quality care in the Greensboro, NC area for years. It is his goal to provide an experience that is both comfortable and which leaves you in great oral health.
As you progress through life, it’s important that you maintain a proper oral hygiene regimen that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing along with regular visits to the dentist (for exams and cleanings). Most people, when thinking of oral hygiene, can tend to focus on the teeth while forgetting about the teeth’s support system which include the gums and supporting bone structure.
One major threat to the tooth’s support system is a bacterial infection called gum disease. With regular dental visits, dentists, such as Dr. Hatcher are vigilant when it comes to looking for early signs of this disease. This is especially important because many patients may not be aware of the signs or symptoms of gum disease. When symptoms are detected, periodontal therapy may be recommended.
The aim of periodontal therapy, in all different forms, is to rehabilitate infected gum tissue back to good health. When gum disease is left unchecked, it can accelerate and move from the gums to the supporting bone structure and, in the end, cause tooth loss. Procedures such as deep cleaning/scaling can remove the plaque and calculus from beneath the gum line. More invasive procedures such as oral surgery may even be required if restoration of destroyed bone tissue is needed.
Periodontal therapy is required in the deterrence and treatment of periodontitis, a serious infection of the gums. This infection is caused when bacteria has been allowed to accumulate on the teeth and gums.
Periodontitis develops over stages, with each stage increasingly imperiling your oral health as it progresses. These stages include:
I have been seeing Dr. Hatcher and team for 5 years. He and his staff are always professional, easy to talk with and caring about the health of your teeth and gums. The staff is phenomenal from the time you walk in to the time you walk out. They will take care of you, that is their main priority. If you're looking for a good dentist in Greensboro, please go see Dr. Hatcher and team. I live in Winston Salem and I go twice a year, faithfully.
Early signs of periodontitis can go undetected by patients, but with regular visits to Dr. Hatcher and his team, these signs will not go unnoticed and you will be able to catch and control any gum disease before it can progress to more serious stages.
Once gum disease has been detected, the next step is treatment. Depending on the severity of your situation, there are several options available to you that include:
The team at Triad Dentistry is here to treat your gum disease before it becomes a larger problem. Please give Dr. Hatcher and his team at Triad Dentistry a call today at (336) 383-1482 to set up an appointment if you believe you may have gum disease or if you just need an exam and cleaning.
If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, it’s critically important that it be addressed before being allowed to progress to a worsening state. Dr. Steven Hatcher has been providing quality dental care for years in the Greensboro, NC area for years and is an incredibly respected member of the community for the work he has performed on patients in his years of service. Please come visit him today to restore your oral health.