Longboat Key Gum Disease
Gum disease can cause as many, if not more, problems for your oral wellness than tooth decay can. After all, what weakens your gums automatically affects your teeth, too. At Russo Periodontics, we’re committed to helping you prevent Longboat Key gum disease. Fortunately, with just a bit of effort, it’s not that difficult.
It is dental plaque that is the primary culprit for causing gum disease. It’s a filmy bacterial substance, and the more sugar you eat, the more of it develops. Brushing when you wake up and again before bed, along with flossing before bedtime, too, succeeds in removing most of the plaque that you have. Some tends to escape the reach of your at-home oral hygiene, though, and it then hardens into tartar, which is just as hazardous to your gums. The thing is, tartar cannot be effectively eliminated except with a professional teeth cleaning. So one of the cornerstones of preventing Longboat Key gum disease is to come in twice per year for a complete dental exam and cleaning. In addition to eradicating plaque and tartar, the cleaning also reverses the effects of gingivitis, the early stages of gum disease, and thereby stopping it from progressing. That’s definitely a big deal, because if gum disease reaches the advanced stage of periodontitis, you will experience symptoms that are considerably more alarming than the ones associated with gingivitis, which are redness and irritation. Periodontitis can mean receding gums, bleeding when you brush, persistent bad breath, and eventuality the loss of gum and bone tissue and loose teeth. So you can easily see how paying a visit to our dental office every six months is essential for avoiding the worst consequences of Longboat Key gum disease.
Call us right now and schedule an appointment to come in for a dental exam and teeth cleaning at our office.
Periodontics Siesta Key
A periodontal or deep cleaning is like the teeth cleaning that you get when you have your twice-yearly dental checkup. The difference is that it is designed to address the progression of gum disease and its effects on you. Here at Russo Periodontics, we periodontics in Siesta Key are dedicated to your optimal gum health, and doing so means halting and reversing what dental plaque and tartar can lead to if they are not kept in check.
Brushing and flossing at home goes a long way toward maintaining your the wellness of your gums. Those methods remove most of the plaque that forms on and between your teeth. But some it will manage to hide out of reach, such as in your gum pockets. It can then harden into tartar, which can only be eliminated with a teeth cleaning. In fact, even early stage gum disease, gingivitis, can be stopped with a teeth cleaning, and its symptoms will subside afterward. That’s good news. When you will need the help of our periodontics in Siesta Key is if you have put off your six month dental exam and cleaning, allowing gum disease to become advanced. The signs will be noticeable. You are likely to experience gums that bleed when you brush, persistent bad breath, and receding gums. You may even lose vital gum and bone tissue and find that your teeth are loose. You should consider such indications an urgent matter and seek out our periodontics in Siesta Key right away. A deep cleaning gets down to the roots to eradicate the plaque and tartar, and put you back on the road to an optimal state of periodontal well-being. If you don’t act quickly, you might end up losing one or more teeth.
A deep cleaning is absolutely essential as a tool to combat periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. Call us to set up an appointment to take advantage of our periodontics in Siesta Key.
Sarasota gum grafts
It is positively essential to your oral well-being to have strong and healthy gums. Most of the time, being able to do so requires nothing more than a good strategy of brushing and flossing regularly combined with a professional teeth cleaning twice per year. For various reasons, however, sometimes that won’t be sufficient. And when that occurs, gum surgery might be required. Here at Russo Periodontics, you can feel totally confident that your procedure is being done by a highly skilled and experienced specialist in gum surgery. One of the helpful and valuable services that our office provides is with our Sarasota gum grafts.
Gum grafting is a method that is employed as a necessary correction when your gums being to recede or in some cases as an elective procedure for purely cosmetic purposes. When your gums recede, this means that they start to pull away from your teeth, leaving more of the tooth and maybe even the tooth root visible. This can lead to the false conclusion that your teeth are growing larger, which, of course, is not the case. You should know, however, that receding gums is a fairly common thing to have happen. It is present in up to 12% of adults. And unfortunately, it is often left undetected, undiagnosed, and untreated until it has reached an advanced stage. It is here that our Sarasota gum grafts are of the greatest help.
When receding gums are ignored, the result can be damage occurring to the supporting bone. This typically happens in stages. You may eventually notice an effect on your appearance, and symptoms such as sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Our Sarasota gum grafts consist of a simple process of a surgical cut made at the roof of your mouth, gum tissue is removed and used to augment the area where your gums have receded. Stitches will then be put at the site of the original cut and also where the tissue was transferred to. In the end, however, this will go a long way to promoting optimal gum health and also keeping your teeth protected.