Common periodontitis treatment for Arden area patients
Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center is dedicated to assisting patients in and around the Arden area with the treatment of conditions such as periodontitis. When this disease occurs, it is often due to poor oral hygiene. Patients who do not regularly brush and floss their teeth may be at risk, as well as those who do not see their dentist at least twice a year. Professional cleanings and education can go a long way in helping patients avoid the development and progression of gum disease, also referred to as periodontitis.
This condition starts as gingivitis, in which the gum tissue may become inflamed, sensitivity may occur, bleeding may happen when brushing and flossing, and bad breath may be difficult to control. When this is noticed, patients are encouraged to visit Dr. Christopher Port as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan to protect the smile from the later stages of periodontal disease.
When this condition occurs, it is important for patients to seek periodontitis treatment. Treatment may be a simple cleaning or a more invasive scaling and root planing procedure. Sometimes, surgical treatments are necessary for more severe cases. Patients who visit Dr. Christopher Port for a diagnosis are informed as to the many methods of treating the condition and improving the smile. In most cases, non-surgical methods are used unless necessary for patient comfort.
Patients can avoid periodontitis with proper care. Brushing and flossing after every meal is highly desirable, as well as visiting with Dr. Christopher Port on a regular basis for cleanings, x-rays, and examinations.
If you are located in the Arden or Asheville area or surrounding communities and you have considered seeking a proper diagnosis for your oral health condition, contact Asheville Smile Center today to schedule a consultation and thorough examination with Dr. Christopher Port. His state-of-the-art practice provides quality dental care, including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, and preventative care. He is always welcoming new patients into his practice and is ready to meet you and your family for an initial appointment.