Keeping Your Whole Smile Healthy and Beautiful with Expert Gum Care in South Bend
We often underestimate how important our gum health is. But when gum disease sets in, it can cause serious problems. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s important to reach out to a professional.
At Ireland Park Dentistry, Dr. Sridhar Meda provides expert gum care and maintenance for patients across South Bend and nearby communities. Whether you have gum disease or simply want to make sure your gums stay healthy, our friendly, experienced staff will make sure you are well cared for. Contact our dental office today and schedule a visit!
Assessing and Treating Periodontal Disease
When you visit us for a dental exam, we take the time to inspect your gums as well as your teeth. Dr. Meda and his team are careful to look for any signs of gum disease, which can include redness, bleeding, swelling, sensitivity, and a receding gum line.
If we detect gum disease, we discuss our findings with you and recommend the appropriate treatment. Our dental office is equipped to provide a variety of services for periodontal disease, such as:
- Periodontal Deep Cleaning: We remove all tartar and bacteria, including below the gum line, to eliminate irritation and allow the gums to return to health.
- Root Scaling and Planing: This procedure removes tartar built up on the root surface. First, we get rid of tartar from the root and flush the area to eliminate bacteria. We then smooth out the root, giving the gums a better hold to reattach and secure the tooth in place.
- Antibiotic Treatments: If a bacterial infection is present, we provide antibiotic treatment to help eliminate bacteria pockets.
If your gum disease requires advanced treatment, we will refer you to a skilled specialist.
Keeping Your Gums Healthy
Left untreated, gum disease can cause discomfort, sensitivity, and even lead to tooth loss. Healthy gums are an essential element in any healthy smile.
To protect your gum health, be sure to maintain daily brushing and flossing habits. Limit your exposure to sugary and acidic foods, which promote bacterial growth. While brushing your gums can be good for them, be careful not to brush too hard, as this can cause damage and inflammation.
Friendly, Attentive Dental Care in South Bend, IN
Since taking over the practice, Dr. Meda and his team have made every effort to ensure that patients receive quality dental care. With an inviting atmosphere and welcoming staff, Ireland Park Dentistry provides a positive experience in every visit. Schedule a visit to our South Bend dental office today!