Conquering Gum Disease: Leading Treatments at The Wagner Centre
Under the expert care of Dr. Rebecca Wagner, a leading specialist in periodontal treatments, we're dedicated to providing the most effective solutions to restore your oral health and protect your smile. Let's delve into the best treatments for gum disease, understanding its causes, and how you can prevent it.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common and often serious condition that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It typically starts as gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums, and can progress to periodontitis, where the gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces that become infected.
Dr. Rebecca Wagner: A Specialist in Gum Health
At The Wagner Centre, Dr. Rebecca Wagner leads the way in periodontal care. With a robust background in the latest treatments and a commitment to personalized patient care, Dr. Wagner is dedicated to reversing the effects of gum disease and helping you maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
Recognizing the Signs of Gum Disease:
- Persistent bad breath
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
If you notice any of these symptoms, it's crucial to seek professional help promptly.
Best Treatments for Gum Disease at The Wagner Centre
The Wagner Centre offers a comprehensive range of treatments tailored to the severity and stage of your gum disease. Our approach combines cutting edge technology with Dr. Wagner's expert care to effectively target and treat periodontal issues.
1. Professional Cleaning and Scaling
For early stages of gum disease, professional cleaning can remove plaque and tartar build-up. Scaling and root planing are deep-cleaning methods that remove tartar from above and below the gum line.
In some cases, medications may be used alongside procedures like scaling and root planing. These can include antibiotic gels, oral antibiotics, and prescription antimicrobial mouthwash.
3. Surgical Treatments
For advanced gum disease, surgical options might be necessary:
- Flap Surgery/Pocket Reduction Surgery: To reduce the space between the gum and tooth, thereby decreasing the area where harmful bacteria can grow.
- Soft Tissue Grafts: To cover exposed tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect vulnerable roots from decay.
- Bone Grafting: When the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed, bone grafting helps promote bone growth.
Prevention: Your Role in Maintaining Healthy Gums
Prevention is key to avoiding gum disease. Dr. Rebecca Wagner emphasizes the importance of regular dental check-ups, proper brushing and flossing techniques, and a healthy lifestyle to prevent gum disease from taking hold. At The Wagner Centre, we're not only here to treat gum disease but also to educate and empower you to take charge of your oral health.
Choose The Wagner Centre for Your Gum Health Needs
With Dr. Rebecca Wagner's expertise and our state-of-the-art facilities, The Wagner Centre is equipped to handle all stages of gum disease. From the initial consultation to treatment and after-care, we are dedicated to providing a comfortable, effective, and comprehensive approach to your gum health.
Take the first step towards a healthier mouth and a brighter smile. Contact The Wagner Centre today to schedule your consultation (link to: https://thewagnercentre.com/contact-us/) with Dr. Rebecca Wagner. Together, we can conquer gum disease and help you enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles!