Dr. Chandler follows a conservative philosophy when it comes to dentistry, and preventive care is at the heart of it. The principles, techniques, and innovative materials used in biomimetic dentistry allow him to preserve more natural tooth structure when restoring his patients' teeth, which promotes less invasive procedures and fewer cases of infection. The biomimetic approach also ensures that patients receive longer lasting restorations that help to maintain their natural teeth for as long as possible.
Dr. Chandler recommends that his patients come in every six months for a routine cleaning and checkup to maintain excellent dental health. Those patients who are managing gum disease may need cleanings three or four times during the year to keep their condition under control.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the soft tissue surrounding your teeth and the bone that supports the roots of your teeth. When you don't remove excess plaque daily, it causes your teeth and gums to separate and results in bacteria attacking your bone below the gum line.
Since your bone and gums are the primary support system for your teeth, if your infection is left untreated, it will result in tooth loss.
Solutions for Managing Gum Disease
Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. While there aren’t many symptoms or pain at first, you might notice gums that appear irritated or swollen, or that bleed when you floss or brush your teeth. You can often reverse your gingivitis with improvements to your home care and a professional cleaning.
Periodontitis is advanced gum disease, and now you might be seeing your gums starting to recede. Periodontitis requires a deep cleaning that extends below the gum line and removes plaque and tartar buildup.
Why Preventive Care Is Essential for Your Health
Science has determined that there is a clear link between the inflammation causing gum disease and that which causes other health concerns like heart disease, dementia, diabetes, high blood pressure, and complications during pregnancy. This means that if you have gum disease, you may be more likely to have heart disease and vice versa.
In light of these findings, it’s never been more critical to make your dental health a priority since you’re also taking care of your overall health.
Don’t Wait to Schedule Your Next Preventive Appointment
If it’s time for your next preventive cleaning or checkup, don’t wait to call your dentist in Edmond to schedule your dental appointment. Your overall health and well-being depend on it!
Contact Edmond Dental Center today at (405) 330-4630 to arrange a convenient time for your next appointment.