Unfortunately, the untrained eye cannot notice the warning signs of gum disease. A dentist or hygienist must do a thorough and complete examination to detect it, especially in its early stages. Gum disease is similar to high blood pressure or heart disease – by the time symptoms are noticed by patients, it is in an advanced stage.
For these reasons, it’s important to have regular cleanings and examinations.
We offer the following to help our patients in this area:
- Charting and Diagnostic Services
- In Office Therapy
- Arestin Antibiotic Gel: a deep cleaning agent that’s placed in the gum pockets and around the teeth to further combat bacteria
- Oraqix: a topical anesthetic used during gum cleaning. Oraqix replaces the conventional shot and eradicates the numb feeling quickly.