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  • Protect your oral & overall health
  • Improve your breath & eat comfortably

Maintain Good Oral Health With Gum Disease Treatment in New Albany

Gum disease is not a condition to play games with. It can sneak up on you if you’re not careful. Left untreated, it can damage your jawbone and even cause you to lose your teeth. The good news is that New Albany gum disease treatment from Kirchner Dental can help. Benefits of our treatment include:

  • Halting the progression of gum disease
  • Restoring your gum health
  • Improving the quality of your breath
  • Giving you confidence to smile broadly once again

Don’t risk your smile to gum disease. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss your teeth once a day. Doing so will go a long way toward preventing gum disease. Also, be sure to call Kirchner Dental today at 812-884-8304 to schedule a dental exam. New patients can get a comprehensive exam and X-rays for just $49.

We’ll Stop Gum Disease in Its Tracks

Dr. Kirchner and our team understand how important it is to treat gum disease early, so we always check for signs of it at every dental exam and cleaning. In the early stages, you often won’t experience any symptoms. As the disease progresses, you may notice red, puffy gums that are tender to the touch. Your gums may also bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.

We’ll check for pockets of infection below the gumline where bacteria have begun to accumulate. If we see signs of gum disease, we’ll usually recommend “deep cleaning” your gums using scaling and root planing. Here’s how this process works:

  • We’ll first use a scaler to remove built up plaque and tartar around and below your gumline.
  • Then we’ll plane, or smooth, your teeth roots to help prevent the regrowth of bacteria.
  • Scaling and root planing may need to be repeated every few months if you’re prone to gum disease.

If you think you could need gum disease treatment in New Albany, call Kirchner Dental today at 812-884-8304. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease can be treated in a variety of ways, but the most conservative method is with a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing. This is where your dentist or hygienist removes infection caused by bacterial plaque below and around your gumline and then smooths out your tooth roots so bacteria doesn’t return.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

Your gum disease treatment should be completely comfortable. We’ll numb your gums so you don’t feel any discomfort or pain during your treatment. In addition, if you’re nervous about your procedure, we offer sedation for relaxing care. Choose inhaled sedation using laughing gas.

What are gum disease symptoms?

You may not see the signs of gum disease on your own until its advanced stages, which is why it is often referred to as a silent killer. It’s also why your routine dental exams are so important. The earlier you spot periodontal infection, the easier it is to manage and, in many cases, reverse. Common symptoms to look for include red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, loose teeth, and persistent bad breath.

Can you cure gum disease at home?

No, you can’t cure gum disease at home – not even in its early stages. Gum disease is caused when bacteria-filled plaque and tartar build up in the area between your teeth and gums. This area can’t be reached with a toothbrush or floss. Using special equipment, your dental team removes all of the bacteria from this area and then smoothes your tooth roots to make it difficult for more bacteria to accumulate.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that build ups around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulates. In advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out.

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