More than 64 million Americans have gum disease. While periodontitis can’t be cured, it can be treated. This helps protect your oral health while allowing you to live a happy, healthy life.

who's a good candidate for hygiene appointments?

There are many signs that you could be suffering with gum disease. These signs include but are not limited to:

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    Pain when you chew

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    Bleeding gums

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    Swollen gums

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    Gums that are pulling away from your teeth

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s worth visiting our office so we can examine your mouth and determine the next steps. The longer periodontitis goes untreated, the more it can damage your gums.

what to expect from a hygiene appointment

The kind of hygiene appointment you need will vary depending on the current state of your oral health. We will likely need to perform one or more of the following procedures:

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    Scaling and Root Planing

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    Full Mouth Debridgement

We may also recommend LANAP laser treatment or soft tissue grafting.

Once that’s done, you will then need periodontal maintenance cleanings, typically once every three months. These cleanings are more detailed than regular cleanings. Along with removing tartar both above and below your gumline, we’ll also check for gum pockets.

do you have gum disease?

If so, regular hygiene appointments are key for maintaining your oral health. At Nashville Dental Implants, we’re periodontal experts who are committed to helping you protect your smile.

Have any questions about what we can do for you? Please don’t hesitate to contact us! You can also book an appointment with us directly on our site.