Soft Tissue Management & Deep Cleanings | Dentist in Beaver, PA
The gums and soft tissues of your mouth are just as important to a healthy smile as your teeth are. Easily infected by hidden pockets of bacteria and built-up plaque and tartar, your gums can quickly be damaged by gingivitis and gum (periodontal) disease. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, which if left untreated, progresses into a condition where the gums pull away from the teeth and form deep pockets of painful infection. This condition is referred to as gum disease and can eventually lead to tooth and bone loss if not taken care of. Dr. Pamela Crumrine, our talented dentist, provides multiple treatments to prevent and treat gum disease.
The first step to soft tissue management is providing you with all the tools necessary to take care of your gums at home. This includes proper brushing and flossing techniques and recommended dental products. We check for any signs of gum disease during every routine dental cleaning and check-up. If you are suffering from gum disease, we provide deep cleanings to restore your smile. Scaling and root planning are common deep cleaning methods used to remove built-up plaque, tartar, and infected gum tissue from above and below the gum line and to smooth rough patches on your tooth where bacteria could get trapped. If your gums have been bleeding or are unusually red or swollen, you may need periodontal care and we encourage you to call and schedule an appointment with our dental office immediately. For more information, please contact us at 412-974-8520.