If You Have Gum Disease, What Should You Do?

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You probably know that gum disease can cause serious problems, but do you ever wonder what you can do if you have this issue? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do. Sadly. while severe instance of gum disease could require surgical help, most cases won’t.

Of course, wouldn’t you rather prevent gum disease altogether? If so, we have good news for you: there isn’t much you have to do. In fact, all you’ll have to do is brush twice a day for two minutes at a time, floss at least once every day, and visit your dentist for a checkup every six months.

However, if you have gum disease, you may need scaling and root planing. This process involves cleaning plaque from beneath your gums and from your teeth and can prevent gum disease. For other cases, Dr. Marianne Morelli may recommend specified medication. Similarly, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits until your gum recover.

Unfortunately, if you have gum disease treated but then neglect your teeth, the problem could return. To avoid this situation, please remember to brush, floss, and visit your dentist every six months. Fortunately, if you follow these steps you can usually hold off gum disease.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 203.775.6167. We are excited to hear from you.