Maintaining healthy dental hygiene is critical to your overall dental and oral health. Any infections, irritations, or decay can affect your entire mouth if left untreated and can lead to cavities, tooth and bone loss, as well as other complications. This is why regular dental appointments and cleanings are so important. In addition to at home dental and oral hygiene regiments, regular dental cleanings can help prevent the buildup of plaque and checkups can help your dentist identify the presence of any serious conditions before they get too serious. If you already have signs of gum disease, it isn’t too late. Just visit us here at Koplin Dental and our dentist here at our Moorestown dental office can see to your issues right away.
Gum disease is a serious issue. It often occurs due to poor dental and oral hygiene and is caused by significant amounts of plaque that can buildup on the tooth’s enamel and along the gumline. Plaque has an acidic reaction with sugars and other carbohydrates when you eat them. It is this reaction that causes tooth decay and gum recession. Pockets can form along the gumline where more plaque will accumulate which can irritate and inflame the gums as well as eat away at the tooth roots and bone. If you exhibit signs of gum disease, Dr. Koplin here at Koplin Dental can provide you with the therapy you need here at our Moorestown dental office. Dr. Koplin will first thoroughly examine your mouth in order to establish your overall oral health as well as to assess the level of gum disease you exhibit. This will help inform Dr. Koplin about what sort of treatment options will work best for you. Any of these treatments can include scaling and root planing (otherwise a deep cleaning), antibiotic treatment which can be applied in multiple forms, and even surgery for more serious cases.
Treating gum disease is important and can help save your teeth, gums and overall oral health. Here at our Moorestown dental office, Dr. Koplin can help identify any periodontal disease and treat it accordingly. Improve your oral health today and call us to schedule an appointment with us here at Koplin Dental.