Gum disease could be lurking silently in your mouth right now. Experts estimate that almost half of people ages 30-64 have some form of gum disease. Left untreated, this gum condition can rob you of your teeth. On the bright side, however, the team at Northwest Dental Group offers effective gum disease treatment in Rochester. Our care will:
- Remove infection from your gums so they can begin healing
- Help you maintain a beautiful, attractive smile
- Improve the quality of your breath
- Give you peace of mind about your oral health
Are your gums tender, red, and bleeding? If so, call us today at 507-315-2932 for an appointment. We’re located at 2056 Superior Drive NW.
We’ll Deep Clean Your Gums to Make Them Healthy Again
Most of our patients know that they should visit us twice a year for a dental cleaning and exam. Doing so gives us a chance to monitor the health of your teeth and gums. Because it has the potential to cause real harm to your teeth, we always look for signs of gum disease.
Gum disease can take hold as bacteria on your teeth form plaque that, over time, turns into hard tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist. Tartar can collect around and below your gumline, eventually forming pockets of bacteria that can damage gum tissue, make your teeth loose, or even lead to tooth loss.
If your dental exam reveals gum disease, we’ll get to work restoring health to your gums. First, we’ll use special tools to remove all the built-up plaque on your teeth and their roots below the gumline. Then we’ll smooth the tooth roots so that bacteria have a hard time re-collecting.
This “deep cleaning” process may need to be repeated several times per year if you’re prone to gum disease. We can also give you tips and nutritional counseling to help keep gum infections at bay. To stay completely relaxed during your cleanings, ask us about our sedation options.