Dr. Darnardo Scarso Helps Wickliffe, OH Patient’s Fight against Gum Disease
Destruction of hard and soft oral tissue is a painless and easily ignored, but it’s an unfortunately common and harmful condition. The condition produces very few warning signs and is often linked to serious illnesses that affect the immune system. The good news is that this condition is both treatable and preventable. This condition known as gum disease (http://www.drscarso.com/
Gum disease begins as gingivitis. In these early stages, bacteria thrive on accumulation of plaque that has built up overtime. While cleanings at the dental office can easily remove plaque and tartar, regular brushing and flossing has no effect on the hardened material. When patients neglect regular checkups and cleanings, it allows this plaque and tartar buildup to continue, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Although the bacteria themselves are painless, they often result in bleeding gums and bad breath. If gingivitis is left untreated, the bacteria will continue to eat away at the teeth and gums, transitioning the condition into periodontitis. Periodontitis is a more serious form of gum disease that can cause tooth and bone loss, breakdown of the jaw bone, heart disease, pregnancy issues, diabetes treatment complications, stroke, and other life-threatening health conditions.
By visiting Dr. Darnardo Scarso at his Wickliffe, OH office, patients can keep their mouths free of gum disease through regular periodontal cleanings and exams. If you do begin to show signs of gum disease, diligent brushing and flossing routines combined with professional scaling and root planning can help reverse the effects. With Dr. Darnardo Scarso’s expertise, advanced gingivitis can be reversed and infection can be removed with this painless, non-surgical procedure. Only in the most severe cases of gingivitis or periodontitis is surgery necessary to restore a patient’s mouth back to a healthy state. However, even in the cases of severe gum disease, technological advancements in the world of dentistry have made treatment efficient and painless.
For more information on treatment and prevention of gum disease in Wickliffe, OH, visit http://www.drscarso.com or call 440-944-1505 to schedule an appointment for a cleaning, exam, or consultation.