January 24, 2014
A lot of people think that if their teeth are white and straight, they are healthy. They may forget about the base of your smile- the root. Your gums are an important part of your
The most common symptoms of gum disease are swollen and sensitive gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Though some may not think it is a major issue, there are many health risks associated with untreated gum disease. When you come in for gum disease therapy at our Lincoln, NE practice, we will perform routine scaling and root planing. This involves removing the tartar and plaque down to the root of your tooth and smoothing out any rough spots on your teeth. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, we may need to treat it via laser treatment. The laser treatments promote healthy gum regeneration as well as reattachment to the tooth. There are also surgical treatments if your gum disease therapy needs advanced care. Either way, everyone at Vacek Family Dentistry is here to make sure your smile is as healthy as possible.smile, and without healthy gums you cannot have a healthy smile. Gum disease affects 80% of the population, and a lot of people are not even aware of it. Dr. Craig Vacek understands the importance of healthy gums, and offers gum disease therapy for his patients, helping them restore their smile to its full radiance!
Some of the side effects from untreated gum disease include dementia, stroke, heart disease, low birth weight, bone loss, tooth loss, and much more. Though it is a scary thought at first, we are experienced and ready to tackle your situation head on. Some of the things you can do to keep your gum disease therapy working are by flossing and brushing every day, preferably after every meal. These small things can really make a difference in your overall oral health.
If you have any questions on how Dr. Vacek can help with your gum disease therapy, make an appointment and we will be glad to help!
Vacek Family Dentistry provides quality family, general and cosmetic dentistry services in a caring environment. Our Lincoln, NE dental office serves patients from Waverly, Hickman, Firth, Crete, and Seward, NE. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
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