The health of your gums and soft tissues plays an important role in the overall health of your smile. Your gums protect and support your teeth, especially as you bite and chew. At the dental office of Dr. A. Gregory Sohrweide, we are committed to taking care of conditions that can harm your gums and affect the health and function of your teeth. The most common affliction we see at our office is periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that causes your gums to bleed and become extremely swollen and tender. When left untreated, gum disease can cause loss of your gum tissue and eventually tooth loss. To prevent this from happening and to alleviate pain, we offer multiple treatments for gum disease in Baldwinsville, New York.
When gum disease is in its earliest stages, more diligent oral hygiene and medication are often enough to keep your smile bright. For more advanced stages, scaling and root planing may be necessary. Scaling and root planing are powerful deep cleaning methods. Scaling removes infected gum tissue while promoting healthy regrowth, while root planing is the process by which our dentist smoothes the surface of your teeth to prevent bacteria from sticking and causing decay. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of gum disease, we encourage you to contact our dental office today for more information. We hope to hear from you soon!