Gum disease is a common, but often preventable issue that can have a profound impact on your oral health, and general wellbeing. While gum disease starts small and can be easily ignored at first, it could lead to more serious problems that might threaten the integrity of your smile.
Luckily for patients living in Salt Lake City, UT Dr. David Cannon of Cannon Dental has years of experience preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease. If you are living with gum disease or would like to learn more about how to prevent it, Dr. Cannon is a board-certified dentist with years of experience treating gum disease in varying degrees of severity. He is a great resource, and can talk you through treatment options, as well as important preventative measures.
Relief from Gum Disease
The most effective treatment for gum disease is prevention. Regular at-home brushing and flossing combined with cleanings from Dr. Cannon will go a long way to keep gum disease from ever developing into a larger problem. However, improper oral hygiene, or other complicating factors, can lead to the development of gum disease, which must be treated early and decisively. Maintaining regular appointments with Dr. Cannon will allow him to identify gum disease before it progresses. Should it progress, however, he offers a variety of treatments to help get your gums back on track.
What to Expect from Gum Disease Treatment
As always, the first line of defense is brushing, flossing, and cleanings with Dr. Cannon. If gum disease begins to develop, the next approach could be a deep cleaning process called scaling and root planing (where Dr. Cannon uses special tools to clean the pockets between your gums and your teeth. Should gum disease continue to progress, it may threaten the integrity of your teeth, and could lead to tooth loss. In that circumstance, Dr. Cannon offers a variety of replacement options, from implants to bridges and dentures. It is never too late to turn your smile around, and Dr. Cannon can talk you through the treatments available to you, whatever the severity of your symptoms. Patients living with gum disease, or looking to learn about prevention, can make an appointment with Dr. Cannon by calling Cannon Dental at (801) 406-9985.