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What would a Wichita Dentist do for Gum Disease Treatment?

East Wichita dentists spend their entire careers helping patients maintain a healthy smile. It is important to a dentist to ensure that patients are doing the right things for excellent oral health and hygiene. East Wichita Dentist is a practice committed to the health and wellbeing of patients’ smiles, and to assisting them in avoiding gum disease development.

Gum disease affects many people every year, though is totally preventable. To keep gum disease from developing, patients are encouraged to:
  • brush their teeth after every meal
  • floss at least once a day
  • visit their dentist regularly for check-ups, professional cleanings, and thorough examinations
When patients follow these steps to maintain oral health, it is unlikely they will deal with the negative effects of gum disease. However, when a Wichita dentist needs to help a patient with gum disease treatment, we are able to help.

At East Wichita Dentist, we offer a wide variety of gum disease treatments. We assist patients who are dealing with the earliest stage of gum disease (known as gingivitis) or more developed stage (periodontitis). There are several methods for treating gum disease, and one will be chosen based on the severity of the gum disease.

In some cases, patients may benefit from laser treatment. The laser is used to sterilize areas the gums and teeth, and can eliminate the infection. Instead of using surgical procedures to address gum disease, laser treatment provides a wonderful alternative to surgery and is a much more conservative approach to gum disease treatment.

Additionally, the dentist may suggest antibiotics if the infection has progressed. Antibiotics are used to treat the infection and prevent it from being carried through the bloodstream and affecting other parts of the body. There is a link between gum disease in the mouth and medical conditions such as diabetes and increased risk of stroke or heart attack. Taking control of gum disease is one way to reduce the risk of medical problems such as these, and to maintain a healthy mouth AND body for life!
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