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Gum Disease Treatment & Maintenance in Stow

Confident young man looking away with big smileHealthy teeth and gums are the keys to a beautiful and functional smile. At Ross Commons Dental Arts, we know the impact gum disease can have on your happiness, comfort, and general well-being. With exceptional hygienists, Dr. Alyssa Rassi and our team can provide gum disease treatments and scheduled maintenance.

We go above and beyond, offering everything you need to protect your smile and maintain lasting oral health. Our services combine modern advancements, skills, and proven techniques. From diagnosis and treatment to prevention and education, you can trust us to get your gum health back on track. We proudly offer skilled care to those in need of professional gum disease treatment in Stow. Contact Ross Commons Dental Arts to get started today!


What is Gum Disease?

woman showing irritated gumsGum disease is an infection that attacks the tissues and ligaments that keep your teeth securely in place. The condition occurs when harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar buildup in abundance. As more plaque and bacteria collect, gums become irritated and inflamed. Gum disease is classified in the following stages; gingivitis and early, moderate, and advanced periodontitis.

How to Recognize Gum Disease

Although common, gum disease can be challenging to detect because it has few symptoms in the earliest stages. As gum infection progresses, typical warning signs and symptoms can include:

  • Swollen, sensitive, or red gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Gum discomfort or pain
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Continuous bad taste in the mouth
  • Pain when biting and chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums

The Oral Systemic Connection Explained

Harmful bacteria that cause gum disease can also impact your general health. This is due to a close connection between oral health and overall wellness known as the oral-systemic connection.

As gum infection progresses, it can advance underneath the gums and past the tooth roots, gaining access to your bloodstream. Once there, bacteria can easily circulate throughout your body, reaching vital organs and leading to general health concerns. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults and is considered serious as it progresses into periodontitis. The condition can lead to severe concerns regarding your oral health and overall well-being.

Preventive Care & Education for Protecting Overall Health

woman sitting in dental chair smilingOur team believes that one of the best ways to fight gum disease is with preventive care. Proactive measures include oral health and hygiene education, regular exams, and professional dental cleanings. Visiting our office every six months for routine care is vital.

Dr. Rassi and our hygienists take time to educate on caring for your smile correctly and why it is necessary. We believe in a collaborative effort between you and our team to help minimize your risks while keeping your teeth and gums healthy for life.

Exams let us catch early warning signs and symptoms before they can negatively impact your health. Our hygienists perform gentle yet thorough cleanings to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar effectively.

Gum Disease Treatments at Ross Commons Dental Arts

The treatment of gum disease depends on the severity and stage of your condition. We take time to diagnose your level of infection with accuracy. Advanced technologies like digital and panoramic x-rays help us obtain clear views of your gums, teeth, and jaws. From there, we make honest recommendations create a custom treatment plan to help you achieve a healthy smile once more.

Our skilled hygienists perform the following treatments:

Scaling & Root Planing: Tooth scaling involves removing plaque and tartar from each tooth using specialized tools. We also work along and below the gumline to clean gum tissue gently and carefully. Root planing includes smoothing the tooth roots after scaling. This helps reduce future plaque and tartar buildup while also encouraging gum tissue reattachment and healing.

ARESTIN Antibiotics: ARESTIN is a powerful antibiotic powder designed to kill bacteria found in advanced gum disease. We usually perform this treatment after scaling and root planing. Our hygienists carefully apply ARESTIN directly onto infected gums and within periodontal pockets. This way, our team can ensure that we eliminate bacteria and avoid re-infection.

Gum Disease Maintenance

At Ross Commons Dental Arts, our hygienists perform scheduled maintenance cleanings following gum disease treatment. If you are prone to infection due to medication, genetics, or a history of gum disease, scheduled maintenance is often necessary. Depending on your needs, we may recommend continued treatment every three months.

Get Your Gum Health Back on Track, Today!

At Ross Commons Dental Arts, our number one goal is to protect your oral health and overall well-being. Dr. Alyssa Rassi and our skilled hygienists are here to guide you to dental health and happiness with gum disease treatment and maintenance.

Our team proudly serves individuals with gum disease throughout Stow and the surrounding communities. Contact us to schedule a gum health assessment today!


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