You want a new smile. You need a new smile. Your teeth are not in the best shape, and neither are your gums. So what are the chances of you being able to actually achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted? Don’t despair! With the right treatment, you can create the foundation that’s necessary to hold your brand new smile makeover.
Accept That You Need Dental Help
When you’re ashamed and embarrassed about the state of your teeth, when you can’t eat or talk properly because of the disrepair in your mouth, you may be reluctant to even show up at the dentist’s office. Rest assured, yours is not the first difficult case your dentist has seen, nor will it be the last. What’s important is that you’re admitting that you need some serious help when it comes to your oral health, because the problems you’re experiencing will not pause, they’ll only get worse.
Recognize When There Is a Problem
Gingivitis – the early stage of gum disease – can present as bad breath, a bad taste in the mouth, bleeding gums, or swollen and tender gums. If you also have loose teeth, then you are likely in the throes of periodontal disease. Having a dentist or hygienist get near your gums when you are experiencing such painful symptoms might be the last thing you want to do, but it’s the first thing you should do.
Understand What’s Ahead
By eliminating bacteria under the gum line, your dentist is able to arrest any bone loss you’ve encountered in order to prevent tooth movement or future tooth loss. How does this happen? Scaling and root planing clean bacteria and tartar off the deeper surfaces of the tooth, including the roots. Sound painful? That’s why a strong numbing jelly is used – no needles – to keep you comfortable during the treatment. Ideally, this procedure is able to stop the progression of the gum disease so that you can start over with your smile.
Look Forward to a Smile Makeover
Whether you have gum disease that has led to lost teeth or gingivitis that has been caught before it advanced, there are cosmetic dentistry solutions that can be put into place once your gums have been cleaned and had time to heal. Dental implants are a popular and permanent solution to replace missing teeth. For any teeth that are damaged, cracked, broken, or stained, porcelain veneers or Cerinate Lumineers will create your desired white, natural-looking smile.
Be Diligent About Your Oral Health
Unfortunately for some gum disease sufferers, they exhibit no symptoms of gum disease at all, which is why it’s essential to maintain your bi-annual visits to your dentist and hygienist. Those cleanings and check-ups are crucial to identifying any signs or symptoms that could lead to larger oral health issues. Contact Philadelphia Dentistry to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Ken Cirka to determine what kind of treatment your broken-down smile warrants, and the smile makeover that awaits.
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