Preventing gum disease is always best, but when your gums aren’t in the condition you want them to be, Dr. Guy can get them back into shape with gum disease treatment in Fort Wayne. His gentle care can help you:Doctor Fortier Talks about Gum Disease Read Transcript
If it's been a while and your gums are not in great shape, we have several protocols we can use. It sometimes takes several cleanings, but the great thing is that once we figure out where you should be, it's very easy once a year to check to make sure you haven't gone back. So, sometimes it takes a few appointments, sometimes we can do it with just one or two, but we have a way to check to make sure you aren't going back to your state of ill health.
If you brush or floss your teeth and you see blood on the brush or the floss, that's a real good indication that you've got some infection, inflammation going on that we can help with.
Also, if you have bad breath or a foul taste in your mouth, that too can mean infection, inflammation in your gums, which once again, we can help you with and hopefully get much better quickly.
- Enjoy more confidence without hiding your smile.
- Avoid damage to your gums that could lead to tooth loss.
- Put an end to bleeding and sore gums.
- Give you peace of mind about your oral health.
- Prevent health problems in other areas of your body.
Call us today to set up an appointment: 260-888-3871. Our team is ready to help you enjoy your best smile yet!
Heal Your Gums, Heal Your Smile
Gum disease is one of those oral problems that can sneak up on you if you’re not careful. It can develop as plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, eventually creating pockets of bacteria below the gumline. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered recently that almost 50 percent of American adults have some form of gum disease!
The symptoms of gum disease include red, sore gums, as well as bleeding when brushing or flossing. However, in the disease’s early stages, you might not have any symptoms at all. That’s why regular dental cleanings and exams are so important. Visit Dr. Guy at least twice per year to keep your gums in their best shape.
During your exam, we’ll probe your gums to check for any signs of disease. If your gums need attention, the first step is often deep cleaning. We will remove built-up tartar and bacteria from your teeth roots, then smooth the roots to prevent reinfection.
Another treatment option involves using a low-power laser. This quick, pain-free technique will gently remove damaged gum tissue, disinfect the gums, and seal them – all at one time. Unlike traditional gum surgery, there is no cutting or stitches involved. With our expert care, along with good oral hygiene at home, your gums will have the chance to heal. Your smile will be back in shape in no time, and you may avoid bigger health problems that can gum disease can lead to.
If your gums are suffering, our Fort Wayne gum disease treatment may be just what you need. Call us today to schedule an exam: 260-888-3871. Don’t risk your precious smile!