Gum disease is a progressive oral health concern that can have detrimental effects on your oral health if left untreated. Periodontal disease occurs when plaque builds up above and below the gum line an don the teeth. As the bacteria is plaque grows, the gums become increasingly irritated and inflamed. Over time, the gum tissue begins to break down which may cause the teeth to shift. In advanced cases, the gum tissue and bone structure are compromised and can no longer support the teeth.
Washington, DC restorative dentist Dr. Justin Deckard offers a wide range of preventive dental care and periodontal therapy services to address patients with various stages of gum disease. Dr. Deckard can work with you to create a preventive plan and assess your risk for gum disease to help improve your oral health.
Preventing Gum Disease
Gum disease is preventable with healthy oral health habits and routine visits to our Washington, DC dentist office. Dr. Deckard and our dental care team can help you make a more informed decision regarding your oral health.
- Use mouthwash during your daily oral hygiene routine.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing your teeth helps remove bacteria, food particles, and debris from the mouth.
- Visit the dentist on a regular basis. Dr. Deckard recommends that patients visit our office at least twice a year for preventive care examination. During your preventive care exam, Dr. Deckard will thoroughly examine the teeth, gums, mouth, and bone structure for any signs of gum disease. If gum disease is found during your preventive care exam, Dr. Deckard will create a personalized solution to eliminate the infection and restore any damage to the teeth and gums.
- Floss between the teeth. Flossing at least once a day can help eliminate food and debris that may be hidden between the teeth.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, be sure to visit our Washington, DC dental office. To schedule an appointment, call (202) 851-7554 or request an appointment online.