Did you know that your gums are just as important as your teeth? This soft tissue needs to be cared for to preserve both your teeth and overall oral health. However, it can be difficult to adequately clean around and below your gum line even with thorough brushing. It’s therefore not surprising that tens of millions of Americans suffer from periodontitis – gum inflammation.
Downtown Dental Services provides expert assessment and treatment of gum disease. For example, a procedure known as scaling and root planing is a “deep clean” for your mouth, going below your gums to remove plaque and tartar. If that sounds painful, don’t worry. Your comfort is paramount, and we will always provide you with appropriate anesthetic.
If you notice gum pain, swelling, or bleeding, make an appointment by calling (216) 696-1441 right away. Left unchecked, gum disease can have serious consequences.