Swollen Gums?

If Your Gums Are Swollen And Sore, Call Koch Park Dental - Martin L. Buchheit, DDS

If you are experiencing inflamed gums or an aching tooth, you’re are not alone. About one third of U.S. adults are affected by tooth decay, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and gum disease plagues one in seven people age 35 to 40. Don’t ignore these symptoms, call Koch Park Dental in Florissant for  treatment.

At Koch Park Dental we take gum disease seriously, because left untreated it can lead to loss of bone and tissue that support the teeth.

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You will know you have it if your gums bleed easily and look red and swollen. If this condition is not reversed it can lead to periodontitis. With this condition your gums become loose and separate from the teeth forming cavities that can become infected. This can spread to the bone supporting the tooth. If this is damaged, the tooth can be lost.

At Koch Park Dental we recommend daily brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings to help combat gingivitis. Our team has been treating gum disease and other dental problems for Missouri patients since 1987.

If you want your teeth to feel fresh and bright, come in for a cleaning and check-up. Don’t become a statistic, prevent gingivitis by treating your teeth and gums with the TLC they deserve. (After all, they work pretty hard for you day in and day out.)

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant we treat gum disease, and provide dental implants. We also treat issues like sleep apnea. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Koch Park Dental Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

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Hearing that you have periodontal disease or “gum disease” can be upsetting. Here at Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have it, don’t despair. We can help.

Symptoms of Gum Disease
Bleeding gums
Swollen, tender gums
Receding gums
Bad breath that won’t go away
Loose adult teeth
Sensitive teeth

Whether you are just being diagnosed, working to undo problems of the past, or trying to prevent gum disease for the future, we have answers.

Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease

Brush at least two times a day – morning and night
Brush with fluoride toothpaste
Floss at least once a day
Visit us for regular check-ups and cleanings
Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
Avoid between-meal snacking
Avoid tobacco products

Solutions for Correcting Serious Gum Disease

Scaling
Root planing
Antibiotics
Surgery

Gum disease can sneak up on you. Regular check-ups and consistent, thorough oral hygiene is vital for preventing the pain and health issues associated with periodontal disease. It can be successfully treated, but avoiding it is clearly best.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we’re equipped to care for all of your dental needs, including issues such as sleep apnea. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

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Here is some important news for anyone who cares about their dental health: periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a primary cause of tooth loss among adults. There is also evidence that it is linked to heart disease. Koch Park Dental in Florissant provides gum disease treatment.

What warning signs should you be looking for?

  1. Gums that bleed frequently
  2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
  4. Gums that are loosening from the teeth
  5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

We hope you aren’t noticing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough—make sure you floss daily.

Regular check-ups at Koch Park Dental is another critical weapon in the fight against gum disease.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have a healthy and beautiful smile. In addition to gum disease treatment, we provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Clean, Beautiful Teeth: General Dentistry in Florissant

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we provide full service, general dentistry to each of our patients. Our goal is keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy, and your smile as beautiful as it can be.

If it’s been a while since you had teeth cleaning, give us a call to schedule one. You should have your teeth cleaned professionally every six months. Even if you brush and floss twice a day, the simple fact is that this isn’t enough. Plaque is extremely sticky, and can harden into tartar, especially in those hard-to-reach places. Everyone should have tartar removed by a skilled hygienist.

In addition to removing built-up gunk, a cleaning involves inspecting your gums. We’ll look for any inflammation and other signs of gum disease. As with most things, early detection is best for successful treatment.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we’ll keep your smile clean and beautiful. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and treatment for issues such as sleep apnea. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033