How Is Gum Disease Treated?

In this video, Dr. Robert Harvey emphasizes the importance of gum disease treatment and maintenance to prevent irreversible tissue and bone loss.

Treatment for gum disease can vary depending on its severity. One approach involves visiting our office where our hygienists skillfully remove bacteria and their byproducts from the teeth. If the disease hasn’t progressed significantly, this cleaning procedure is often sufficient. However, it’s crucial to maintain regular visits to prevent recurrence.

Gum disease is degenerative in nature, gradually eroding gum and bone around the teeth. Initially, a small amount of tissue loss occurs, but without proper intervention and follow-up care, this loss can escalate over time. Even individuals who have diligently cared for their oral health may experience deterioration if they miss dental appointments or encounter changes in their circumstances.

The relentless nature of gum disease means that past efforts to maintain oral health don’t shield against future damage. It’s an unforgiving condition that continues to degrade gum and bone unless actively managed. Unfortunately, there’s no recognition for previous good oral hygiene practices; instead, any lapses in care result in further loss of tissue.

The loss of gum and bone due to gum disease is irreversible. Once it’s gone, it cannot be restored. Therefore, it’s imperative to prioritize gum health to preserve the supporting structures of the teeth. Maintaining vigilance over gum health ensures the retention of bone and gum tissue, ultimately safeguarding the longevity of your teeth throughout your lifetime.

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Dr. Robert Harvey & Dr. Rameek McNair

At Aspire Dental Group, our experience, unrivaled technology, and caring service provide a comforting experience to our patients that is hard to find in other dental offices. Dr. Robert Harvey and Dr. Rameek Mcnair combined have over 45 years of experience in dentistry. Our goal is to always deliver extraordinary care to every patient. We will go the extra mile for you 6 days a week!

Very few dental offices around the country have an in-house crown and bridge laboratory. This means that Aspire Dental Group has a full-time ceramist that allows us full control over the fit between our lab products and your existing teeth. You can count on not only a more streamlined and faster production schedule, but overall savings for our patients who utilize dental components built by the lab. Our highly skilled ceramist will craft custom dental restorations that are perfect for your teeth, ensuring you a smile that you will love.

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