At Dewey Dental, we want to help you and your family enjoy excellent oral health, and preventative treatments like exams and dental cleanings are the keys to achieving this goal. By monitoring the health of your teeth, we can help you avoid serious dental problems like periodontal (gum) disease from ever developing in the first place.
How Periodontal Disease Starts
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection that affects your gums and the connective tissue that supports your teeth. It starts when plaque is not removed from your teeth and hardens into a substance called tartar that clings to your teeth. No matter how well you brush, cannot be removed by at-home oral hygiene. Tartar can only be eliminated by a trained dental hygienist during a professional cleaning.
Know the Dangers of Periodontal Disease
When left for an extensive length of time, tartar can inflame your gums and eventually result in infections. This inflammation causes your gums to separate from your teeth and create pockets of pus. Without treatment, gum disease can damage bone and gum tissue and can eventually result in loss of the tooth.
Preventing and treating gum disease is not just good for your oral health either. Studies have shown a definite link between inflammation in your mouth and your overall health. The bacteria can be carried into your bloodstream and contribute to heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and stroke.
The best way to ensure your family’s excellent oral health is by making and keeping regularly scheduled appointments at our Dewey dental practice. This should include twice-yearly dental exams and professional cleanings with our hygienist.
These periodic visits allow us to keep your mouth in a disease-free state by treating problems like periodontal disease while they are in their earliest stages.
Convenient, Comfortable Care
We value the trust you place in us to help manage your oral health care, and we work hard to earn that trust every day. Dr. Nathan Bulleigh and our experienced team of professionals are committed to providing the up-to-date treatments you need in a friendly, comfortable setting.
Services like exams and cleanings are an essential part of your overall dental treatment. We want to make it easy for you to stay on track with these services, so we offer convenient scheduling that fits your lifestyle.
We are happy to file all dental insurance, and we also offer CareCredit and Compassionate Finance if you are uninsured or looking for a payment option that will help you manage your out-of-pocket costs.
If you are due for your next dental cleaning and exam, please contact us to arrange an appointment at your convenience. We look forward to working with you to help you and your family achieve excellent oral health.