Preventing Gum Disease

Dentist in Geneva, OH provides personalized care in diagnosis and prevention of gum disease

At Erieview Dental, our dentist helps patients in and around the Geneva, OH area with a selection of dental treatments. In fact, our team includes Drs. Seth Greenfield and George Thomas dedicated to helping patients achieve better oral health and wellness. Using the latest technologies and most advanced techniques, our dentists can help patients with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease.

When dentists advise patients to brush and floss their teeth after every meal and visit their dentist at least twice a year, this is because they care for their patients’ smiles. They know that with proper attention, patients can avoid the development of conditions such as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, which is referred to by some patients as gum disease, is a preventable condition that often develops due to poor oral health habits. By taking care of the smile, patients can keep this from developing and maintain better health and wellness overall.

If periodontal disease does occur, it needs to be properly diagnosed before a treatment plan can be developed. Diagnosis is done right at the dental office and may be performed with a simple physical examination. Periodontal disease has several visible elements that may indicate a problem such as pockets between the gum tissue and the teeth, loose teeth, or red and swollen gums. Diagnosis also determines the stage at which the disease has reached.

Treatment varies depending on how severe the disease has become. The earlier stages may be resolved with a simple cleaning and antibiotic treatment, while more severe cases may require scaling and root planing and a long-term treatment plan with more regular check-ups and examinations.

It is important for patients to understand that periodontal disease cannot be reversed, only controlled. With the attention of a quality dentist, patients can achieve better oral health even after this condition has been diagnosed. Drs. Seth Greenfield and George Thomas of Erieview Dental are here to help! Contact them today at (440) 357-1222 and make an appointment to discuss prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease.