Gum disease treatments offered with Keene, NH dentist
You have heard of gum disease, but do you really understand what it is and how it develops? Drs. Tae Kwon, Howard Yen and Rahul Tase of Keene, NH provide patients with the information they need to learn about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease at all stages.
What causes gum disease?
Essentially, gum disease, or “periodontal disease,” is caused by poor oral hygiene habits. The condition causes an infection to develop, where bacteria in the soft tissues begin to spread. As this happens, the smile is visibly affected and patients can experience the loss of gum tissue, bone, and even their teeth. With proper oral hygiene habits and routine visits to the dentist, most patients of Monadnock county can keep the infection from starting in the first place!
How to treat gum disease
When patients are diagnosed at Monadnock Perio and Implant Center with periodontal disease, treatment options need to be discussed. Treatment for gum disease depends greatly on the stage at which the condition has reached. The earlier stage is referred to as gingivitis and starts causing redness and swelling of the natural gum tissues. If undiagnosed and untreated, bacteria can become trapped in pockets between the teeth and gums, creating a more severe condition that needs to be addressed by a dental professional to save the smile from significant damage. Treatment in the earlier stages may include regular dental cleaning every few months, while the later stages of periodontal disease may require treatments such as scaling and root planing along with antibiotics. This should be combined with our special but simple “1,2,3 method” which needs to be performed by patients at their home.
Are you interested in learning how to get rid of gum disease?
Drs. Kwon, Yen and Tase are the authors of many scientific articles as well as book chapters, focusing on the management of periodontal diseases. They lecture nationally about this important topic and disease.
Learn more about the treatment of gum disease at any stage. Drs. Tae Kwon, Howard Yen and Rahul Tase work with Keene, NH area patients who are looking to bring their smile back to health after a diagnosis of periodontal disease. Call the office, located at 819 Court Street, Unit A, at (603) 215-5800 to request a consultation visit with our staff. We are board-certified periodontists who can help with this and many other conditions that can put the smile at risk. We serve patients in the communities of Cheshire and Monadnock counties and the surrounding areas.