Our dentists and team are devoted to helping you fight the negative effects of periodontal disease. Also called gum disease, periodontal disease is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar. In order to prevent gum disease, we recommend that you visit our office at least once every six months. During these visits, we will provide a professional prophylaxis. Because tartar (hardened plaque, also called dental calculus) can only be removed with specialized dental tools, these frequent visits are very important. If left untreated, gum disease can cause swollen gums, gums that bleed easily when brushed, or gums that pull away from your teeth. Without proper treatment, tooth, bone, and tissue loss may occur.
When necessary, Dr. Mutchler and Dr. Lewis will recommend scaling and root planing as a way to treat periodontal disease. Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning treatment that aims to halt the progress of the disease and encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. After this procedure has been completed, it is extremely important to floss and brush well, or your gum disease may still progress. Our team will make sure you know how to properly take care of your smile to keep it healthy. If you have any questions about treatments for gum disease in Findlay, Ohio, we invite you to contact us today at Mutchler & Lewis Family Dental Care. We are excited to offer you the care you deserve!