Seeing your Green Bay dentist regularly is about much more than white teeth. Periodontal disease is a common problem, and here at Oral Health Associates, we strive to catch this disease early. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is linked to serious conditions such as pre-term births, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Periodontal disease does not always present obvious symptoms. However, there are some common signs you can watch out for and bring up with your dentist, including:
Our practice starts by evaluating oral hygiene and offering instructions on improving the care of a patient’s teeth. We then use hand and ultrasonic instruments for debridement, root planing or scaling, which are techniques for removing tartar, calculus, and plaque from the surface and exposed roots of the teeth. We may also include antimicrobial products or antibiotics during treatment in order to reduce the risk of surgery and to reduce the depth of any developed pockets.
Occasionally, surgery may be required when the pockets become deep and the gum tissue is particularly inflamed. If we believe your treatment should include surgery, we will discuss the procedure and our thoughts on the best course of action with you.
Brushing and flossing your teeth every day and getting in to see your local Green Bay family and cosmetic dentists every six months is important to preventing periodontal disease. Contact us today at (920) 437-3376 or request an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
We at Oral Health Associates hope this notice finds you and your family in good health. Over the last few months Green Bay has been through a lot, and we all are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. One thing that has not changed during this time is our commitment to the safety of you and our staff.
You may have noticed infection control has always been a top priority at our practice. Our established processes ensure you receive care that is both safe and comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first contagious illness to have circulated our country, nor will it be the last. Over the lifetime of our practice we have successfully prevented the transmission of many infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Swine flu, H1N1, MERS, SARS in addition to our annual “flu season.” Furthermore, hepatitis in its many forms, HPV, herpes, etc. are all part of our everyday lives as your dental care team.
In addition to our standard and universal precautions we want to tell you of additional infection control procedures we have implemented. We follow the daily updates and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the CDC, and OSHA. You may notice the following changes at your next appointment:
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the steps we take to ensure the safety of everyone in our office. Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
Oral Health Associates