Periodontal Health

Gum Disease, Greensburg, JeannetteDental Hygiene and Periodontal Health

Prevention is the Best Medicine.

Do you make sure your car gets regular oil changes, tire rotations, and standard maintenance at recommended intervals? You owe your teeth and gums at least the same level of care! Certainly you plan to have your teeth longer than even your most prized four wheel treasure.

It’s time to give your teeth and gums the regularly scheduled attention they deserve. To help you along the road to better dental health we can:

  • Provide regularly scheduled cleanings
  • Coach you in a program of home health care
  • Perform oral cancer screenings
  • Counsel you regarding lifestyle choices that affect your dental health

Your Gums Support Your Teeth

Your gums are essential to good oral hygiene. Dr. Greg Lane and his staff can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

Contrary to what advertisements may say, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease and gingivitis, cannot be properly treated by over-the-counter products.

Because gum disease is largely painless, it’s easy to believe it can’t be very important. In fact, the reverse is true. Receding gums cannot be made to grow back and although therapies such as implants, bridges, and dentures can fill in the gaps, they aren’t the same as natural teeth.

If not treated, periodontal disease may contribute to related health problems, including heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.

Get Dentist GreensburgWonder if you might have periodontal disease? Look for:

  • Bad breath
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth and tooth loss
  • Sore bone around the teeth

After Dr. Lane has treated your periodontal difficulties, he and his staff will set you on a course to help keep them from recurring. To learn more, call us at 724-836-4433, or get in touch using our easy contact form today.