Optimal periodontal health is the foundation of dental health. If the picture that we envision is a beautiful and healthy smile, then the frame to that portrait are the gums. Ideally, a balanced architecture that gracefully drapes the teeth is what creates a naturally beautiful appearance.
Periodontal disease can be the silent killer of teeth and can have a significant impact on the overall health of the individual. In a recent scientific article, in JAMA, the effects of periodontal infection are well documented. That is why, at our office, every new patient exam includes a thorough periodontal health screening. If there are concerns, we have the ability to manage many levels of periodontal infection through education, in office treatments, medications and enhanced oral hygiene skills training and products. Our dental hygienists continue to update themselves on the latest techniques to help you manage your periodontal health. They are committed to improving your oral health and compassionate about providing the care you need comfortably.
Equally as important to treating active disease is maintaining your current health. This is particularly important after recent restorations, pregnancies and other changes in your medical health as you grow older. Preventative care can intercept concerns, before they become problems, with solutions that are far more predictable and conservative than treatment for problems that have developed into active disease.
Call our Annapolis, MD dentist office at 443–276–4094 or request an appointment online for more information about the management of periodontal disease or our state of the art periodontal maintenance programs.