Periodontics

Protecting Your Gums to Promote Whole Body Health in Kannapolis, NC

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with treating those conditions that affect the roots and gums around the teeth. Gum disease is very common, and is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Dr. Wells and her team can safeguard you against these illnesses by maximizing the health of your mouth.

Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal disease, and affects around 50% of US adults. While gingivitis can usually be controlled or prevented by regular brushing and flossing, many patients still require professional treatment to get their gums back on track.

Prevention is ideal, but when treatment is necessary, we are right here to help! Be sure to come into First Impressions for your cleanings twice yearly so you can stay informed on the state of your gums. Regular maintenance for your gums will allow your teeth, gums, and jaw to continue to function smoothly!

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment in Kannapolis, NC

Most gum disease patients we see are suffering from gingivitis, which is the milder stage of gum disease. We like to treat them with comfortable, non-surgical techniques before the gingivitis progresses to periodontitis. Periodontitis is aggressive and causes tooth loss and jawbone deterioration.

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning method used to reverse gingivitis. Our gentle dental experts will clean your teeth and remove the plaque that is causing the inflammation of your gums.

You can ask any questions you may have about your oral health routine while you are in our office for your cleaning. We can help you determine which practices and products will be best for controlling your gum disease in the future.

If we decide after an assessment of your gums that surgery may be necessary, we will refer you to some of the best experts in the area. We will make sure that you are sent to a periodontist who uses advanced technology and takes a compassionate approach to patient care.

Together, we can stay on top of your oral health so that you can enjoy comfort in the years to follow. Come in for a gum assessment. Give us a call at First Impressions today!