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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