As the leading cause of tooth loss in adults today, periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) can have a significant impact on both dental health and overall health and well being. Improper cleaning of the gums can lead to irritation and swelling, causing tissue separation that often leads to further tooth infection and decay. Healthy gums are the foundation for any beautiful smile, providing supporting structure for the teeth and playing a role in keeping harmful bacteria out of the bloodstream. Maintaining healthy gums starts with good oral hygiene and regular professional care with Annapolis dentist, Dr. Sheen.
Periodontal Therapy in Annapolis
As an accredited dentist that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, Dr. Sheen knows the importance of proper gum maintenance and care for patients of all ages. He provides thorough periodontal health screenings during routine preventive care visits, and recommends personalized treatment plans to improve overall periodontal health.
Dr. Sheen will identify the stage and severity of gum disease and recommend appropriate treatment for restoring health. As a team, we take the time to get to know our patients and understand the unique risk factors affecting their oral health. We offer individualized oral hygiene care and advice so that you can keep your mouth healthy between visits.
We offer a range of treatment options for addressing gum disease:
- Scaling and root planing: a thorough and intensive cleaning of the tooth roots and along the gum line, removing plaque and tartar.
- Antibacterial rinses: available for use at home, an antibacterial rinse can reduce the build up of tartar and the incidence of gingivitis between visits.
- Oral surgery: for advanced cases of periodontitis where significant damage has occurred, Dr. Sheen may coordinate care with a local specialist to help you get back a healthy smile.
Schedule An Appointment
Be proactive with your oral health and take advantage of the benefits of preventative dental care. Contact Annapolis dentist Dr. Sheen to schedule a periodontal screening today. Call (443) 482- 5202 or schedule a consultation online.