Hearing that you have periodontal disease or “gum disease” can be upsetting. Here at Chesterfield Smile Design in Chesterfield, Missouri, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Swollen, tender gums
Bad breath that won’t go away
Loose adult teeth
Whether you are just being diagnosed, working to undo problems of the past, or trying to prevent gum disease for the future, Dr. Martin Buchheit has answers.
Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease
Brush at least two times a day – morning and night
Brush with fluoride toothpaste
Floss at least once a day
Visit dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings
Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
Avoid between-meal snacking
Avoid tobacco products
Solutions for Correcting Serious Gum Disease
Dr. Buchheit knows gum disease can sneak up on you. Regular check-ups and consistent, thorough oral hygiene is vital for preventing the pain and health issues associated with periodontal disease. Gum disease can be successfully treated, but avoiding it is clearly best.
Dr. Buchheit is equipped with the education and experience to care for the full gamut of St. Louis patients’ dental needs including cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.