Gum disease, which is also called gingivitis or the more severe periodontitis, is a serious problem in the United States, and one that Dr. Charles Janes is committed to addressing with all of his patients at Innovative Dental of St. Louis.
Consider that nearly half of all adults under age 30 suffer from some degree of gum disease, and that gum disease, when left untreated, only gets worse with age.
By retirement, health experts report that the majority of Americans need periodontal treatment.
When your dental health demands a thoughtful, thorough dentist to administer periodontal treatment — the first step to a more comprehensive restorative or cosmetic dentistry strategy — please contact Innovative Dental of St. Louis online or call our Missouri practice directly at 636-778-3355 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Janes.
Gum Disease Warning Signs
The single biggest reason that the inflammation associated with gum disease begins and then grows is that bacteria are lingering inside your mouth. That's why the No. 1 way to prevent gum disease from happening or spreading is to brush and floss twice daily, and to see a dentist for regular checkups.
There are also lifestyle factors that contribute to gum disease or can make it worse. They include:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Diabetes or other diseases
If you're uncertain about whether or not this is a problem for you, look for any of the following periodontal disease symptoms:
- Sore, swollen or bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Tooth sensitivity
- Receding gums
Treating the Whole Patient
It's a common misconception that each person receives the same dental cleaning. In fact, any periodontal therapy should take into account each patient's individual health along with gum disease challenges and neuromuscular diagnostics. Where one patient may need minimal in-office teeth and gum cleaning, others benefit from scaling, or more deep teeth and gum cleaning.
With his advanced dentistry training from the Las Vegas Institute, Dr. Janes is ideally-suited to evaluate and treat your particular gum disease issues.
To begin your gum disease evaluation and treatment, please contact Innovative Dental of St. Louis online or call our Missouri dental practice directly at 636-778-3355 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Janes.