Preventing Gum Disease from Recurring

Preventing Gum Disease from Recurring

Proper oral care at home in combination with regular dental cleanings and checkups can go a long way in deterring gum disease. Our friendly hygienists will demonstrate the proper method for brushing your teeth.

Prevention begins with education

Preventing Gum Disease from Recurring

We believe that educating our patients helps prevent gum disease from recurring.

Our team firmly believes that prevention is preferable to treatment. We are leaders in the field of preventative dental care, and we receive frequent requests to provide education to other dental professionals.

In addition to the care we provide in our practice, we take the time to teach our patients ways to care for their teeth and gums at home that are tailored to their specific needs.

After we have determined the cause and type of your gum disease, and treated it effectively, we take extra steps to keep it from recurring.

Comprehensive examination

Preventing Gum Disease from Recurring

Your doctor will conduct a comprehensive oral exam.

On your first visit, your doctor will conduct a very thorough examination of your entire mouth to determine the causes behind any oral issues you may be having.

This examination includes screening for oral cancer and may also include oral DNA testing for bacteria, digital X-rays and a cone beam CT scan, when necessary, which provides a three-dimensional view of your mouth to help us determine if bone loss has occurred.

Eliminating the problem

Preventing Gum Disease from Recurring

We can treat most patients with gum disease without surgery using the non-invasive Periscope.

Once the problem has been accurately diagnosed, we begin a treatment plan that has been formulated to suit your specific needs.

Minor gum disease can be effectively treated with scaling and root planing, while more severe cases are treated non-surgically with the Perioscope. In fact, 90% of advanced periodontal disease can be treated with the Perioscope.

Maintaining control of gum disease

Moderate to severe gum disease can be quite tenacious, requiring more frequent visits to our office and more diligent care at home. Regular professional cleanings are essential to maintaining oral health. We provide routine cleanings and deep cleanings, as well as personal coaching to help you understand and alter habits that are causing you to become ill.

Our patients tell us daily that they appreciate being treated as adults, participating in choosing options, and never feeling judged.

Caring for your teeth and gums at home

Flossing Techniques

A few simple steps incorporated into your daily routine can help prevent gum disease.

Flossing once a day also works to remove food and plaque along your gum line, out of reach of your toothbrush.

Brushing after meals helps remove plaque and debris. Bacteria like to reside on your tongue, so be sure to include this area when brushing. Following with a swish of mouthwash can remove any particles that were missed when flossing and brushing.

Knowing the factors that put you at risk for gum disease is an important consideration. Age, tobacco use, genetics, diet and certain medical conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, immunosuppressant, steroids and osteoporosis contribute to the occurrence of gum disease.

Our Patient Progress System

Preventing Gum Disease from Recurring

We chart your progress with our special software to ensure your dental health.

Dr. Weingarden designed voice-activated software that automates the collection of oral health information and keeps track of your progress.

He has been using this system to create profiles of his patients for over 30 years, providing data about patterns and progress to determine that you are becoming healthier.

To make an appointment, call 412-201-0633 or click here to request an appointment online.

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