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Periodontal Care

Your Path to Optimal Gum Health and Overall Well-being

A vibrant smile goes beyond just teeth – healthy gums play a pivotal role in achieving and maintaining oral well-being. At Family Dental Group, led by Dr. Annette Dusseau, we prioritize comprehensive periodontal care to ensure that your gums remain healthy and contribute to your radiant smile. This article delves into the world of periodontal care, its significance, common issues, and how Family Dental Group can guide you toward gum health and an enhanced quality of life.

Understanding Periodontal Care: Nurturing Your Gums

Periodontal care encompasses practices and treatments designed to maintain the health of your gums. Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile and contribute to overall oral health.

The Role of Healthy Gums in Your Smile

  1. Support and Protection: Healthy gums provide support for your teeth, keeping them firmly in place. They also act as a barrier, preventing harmful bacteria from infiltrating the bloodstream.
  2. Aesthetic Appeal: Pink, healthy gums frame your teeth and enhance the visual appeal of your smile.
  3. Preventing Gum Disease: Regular periodontal care helps prevent gum disease, a condition that can lead to gum inflammation, bleeding, and even tooth loss.

Common Periodontal Issues

  1. Gingivitis: Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and is characterized by red, swollen gums that may bleed during brushing or flossing.
  2. Periodontitis: Untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, where the inflammation extends deeper into the supporting structures of the teeth. This can lead to gum recession and bone loss.

Periodontal Care Practices

  1. Regular Dental Cleanings: Professional dental cleanings by our skilled hygienists at Family Dental Group help remove plaque and tartar buildup, preventing gum disease.
  2. Effective Oral Hygiene: Maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine at home, including brushing and flossing, is crucial for gum health.
  3. Scaling and Root Planing: For cases of gum disease, scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment that removes plaque and tartar from below the gumline and smooths the tooth roots.

Frequently Asked Questions about Periodontal Care

  1. How often should I have a dental cleaning for optimal gum health?
    Regular dental cleanings every six months are recommended for most individuals. However, those with gum disease may need more frequent cleanings.
  2. Can gum disease affect my overall health?
    Yes, gum disease has been linked to various systemic health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory problems.
  3. Is gum recession reversible?
    Gum recession is not reversible, but proper periodontal care can help prevent further recession and protect your oral health.
  4. What are the signs of gum disease?
    Common signs include red, swollen gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, and gum recession.
  5. Can I prevent gum disease at home?
    Yes, maintaining a thorough oral hygiene routine, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding tobacco use are important steps in preventing gum disease.

Elevate Your Gum Health with Family Dental Group

Dr. Annette Dusseau and the experienced team at Family Dental Group are dedicated to preserving your gum health and enhancing your smile. Through personalized periodontal care, we aim to provide you with the tools and knowledge to maintain healthy gums for life.

Prioritize Your Gum Health Today

Ready to take the first step toward healthy gums and a radiant smile? Contact Family Dental Group to schedule a consultation with Dr. Annette Dusseau. Let us guide you on your journey to optimal gum health and well-being. Your smile deserves nothing less than the best care.

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Both the dentist and hygienist were very kind and extremely understanding and helpful about dental anxiety. I didn’t feel judged or uncomfortable at all about the state of my teeth. I will absolutely be coming back if I have any more issues with my teeth. The best dental visit I have ever had, even though my filling turned into a tooth extraction (that they did right there in the office, as comfortably as possible, after offering a call to an oral surgeon if I decided I would feel more comfortable under sedation). I’m glad I stuck it out and let them take care of it!
Katelyn Diggs
On trip to Yellowstone I broke a tooth. Family Dental to the rescue. Thank you Dr. Knable, Kendra, and all the staff who were friendly, helpful, and totally professional. I needed a crown and it was all done in a few hours. The crown feels perfect and I can smile again. Thank you!
Gigi de Jong
Annette Dusseau went above and beyond to accommodate my medical needs by placing a temporary crown and helping with an expedited permanent crown. She was thorough and explained everything she was doing. I highly recommend this office!
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I have been going to Family Dental for about 15 yrs. I have always been happy w\ the great, friendly service! I have never had a bad experience and all of the staff are wonderful and very pleasant! I will continue to use Family Dental for my dental needs.
Chad Elliott
Excellent Dentist in Jason T Knable and Exceptional Staff. He put on 2 ???? Crowns on the same day-!-
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I recently got a mouthful of Crowns, done by Dr. Macy. She was incredible. She contacted me regularly (even on her days off!) to check on me. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Macy, Dr. Dusseau (our Dentist, who was on vacation) and Timmye (Assistant). My teeth look amazing. Thank you Family Dental!
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