July 28, 2014
Many people do not know this, but your gums are the foundation of your smile. Many people think that as long as their teeth are straight and bright, that their smile is healthy, when that cannot be further from the truth. Healthy gums are essential to a healthy smile, and when your gums are compromised in any way, it has the potential to have damaging effects. Because Dr. Craig P. Vacek strives to give his patients amazingly healthy smiles, he is able to offer gum disease therapy to his patients at his Lincoln, NE dental office.
Gum disease not only affects your gums, but also your bone. If left untreated, gum disease deteriorates the bone in your jaw, causing you to lose teeth. Untreated gum disease can also lead to heart disease, stroke, respiratory complications, dementia, and so much more. Some signs of gum disease include red, swollen gums, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, and gums that are sensitive to the touch. If any of these side effects apply to you, it is important to make an appointment with Dr. Vacek as soon as possible.
There are a few ways we are able to tackle your gum disease. The first is with scaling and root planing. This allows Dr. Vacek to remove the plaque and tartar from below the gum line and smooth out the rough areas on your tooth’s root. We will also do antibiotic therapy to help fight off infection. For more advanced stages of gum disease, we will perform laser treatment to remove the bacteria and encourage your gum’s reattachment to the teeth. If surgery is needed, we will be able to refer you to a trusted colleague in order to get your smile back to health! If you feel as though you can benefit from gum disease therapy, make an appointment today!
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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