Welcome to Albany Dental Group where what we do will make you smile.
At Albany Dental Group we want you to have a bright and healthy smile. While your teeth are the headliners your gums have a significant impact on your oral well-being.
The best way to ensure proper oral health is to implement a rigorous regiment. That means bring twice a day, flossing after every meal and adhere to a healthy diet and stay physically active. If adhere to these basic principles than we can help the gums give the support you need to ensure a healthy smile.
When your gums are unhealthy, the structural integrity of your teeth are impacted. It is important to be pro-active in your preventive dental plan to maintain healthy gums. Gums become inflamed when there is a build-up of plaque on the gums, called Gingivitis. Should the plaque proceed unimpeded, then the inflammation will cause the body to break down bone and tissue and turn into an infection which could result in losing teeth.
Catching symptoms early is the best approach to combatting gum disease.
Signs of periodontal disease include:
Causes of gum disease:
Periodontal Treatments involve:
Removal of the plaque by scaling
This procedure will clean out the tooth roots and gums. This treatment takes several hours over multiple visits.
Your dentist may prescribe a mouth rinse to help kill the bacteria in your mouth. A likely treatment plan would be to schedule more frequent cleaning appointments.
We will always use non-surgical options first. If surgery is necessary to stop the advance of gum disease, then we will recommend procedure.
Should the gum disease be too advanced requiring surgery or the extraction of a tooth, Albany Dental Group will provide the best dental care in the area. If you suspect that you may have early symptoms of gum disease call us immediately at 518-460-1519.
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