The Importance of Gum Treatments for At-Risk Patients

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At Annapolis Dental Care, we strive to provide effective and pain-free gum treatments.

At Annapolis Dental Care, we strive to provide effective and pain free gum treatments for patients who are at risk of developing periodontal disease. Gum treatments can effectively improve a patient’s overall oral health, which can potentially reduce your risk for periodontal disease. Did you know that periodontal disease is considered the leading cause of tooth loss and can potentially contribute to degenerative diseases? Degenerative diseases like diabetes, dementia, and even heart disease are all associated with periodontal disease. Due to these factors, it’s critical for at-risk patients to receive gum treatments to refresh their mouth and increase their oral hygiene. 

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is a gum infection that develops through the buildup of bacterial plaque on your teeth. The disease itself can damage your gums, destroy your jaw bone, and lead to additional degenerative diseases that impact your entire body. It’s a serious condition that is preventable through maintaining proper oral hygiene, regular checkups, and through preventative gum treatments with the dentist. 

How Can Gum Treatments Help?

Dr. Steckler provides gum treatments to help reverse patients’ risk for periodontal disease. Through scaling and root planing, Dr. Steckler can remove plaque buildup and create a cleaner palate within your mouth so that it’s easier to perform at-home oral health care. The removal of bacterial plaque can help increase your oral hygiene and reduce your risk for periodontal disease.

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

You can prevent periodontal disease by ensuring your teeth are thoroughly cleansed and brushed at least twice a day. In addition to brushing your teeth regularly, it’s vital to floss on a daily basis and incorporate mouthwash into your oral hygiene routine. You’ll also want to schedule regular dental check-ups with Dr. Steckler. As a preventive measure for particularly inflamed gums, scaling and root planing for bacterial plaque can help reduce your risk for periodontal disease.


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, your dentist in Annapolis is here to serve! Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

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