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For the past 10 years, Fairbanks Periodontal Associates has taken great pride in treating our patients compassionately and safely. We have always maintained strict adherence to regulations from the CDC qnd ADA. Universal precautions, such as masks, gloves, eye protection, and disinfection of treatment rooms have always been the standard in our practice. Our sterilization procedures remain state-of-the-art, with all instruments being sterilized before any use.

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Periodontal Care Fairbanks AK

Diagram of periodontitis and healthy tooth from Fairbanks Periodontal Associates in Fairbanks, AKThe term "periodontal" means "tooth surrounding." Gum and bone tissue that anchor teeth in place are targets of periodontal disease. Plaque is an unwelcome buildup of microorganisms, food particles, and saliva. Calculus forms when plaque isn't cleaned away. Not removing tartar and plaque can lead to gum disease and bone loss. Gums that are red, inflamed, and bleed when you brush or floss indicate periodontal disease.

Therefore, you require periodontal care to combat all of these issues.

Our doctors at Fairbanks Periodontal Associates will provide guidance as to how you can maintain your oral health after surviving gum disease.

Periodontal Disease: Symptoms and Signs

The following are the symptoms of periodontal disease:

•  Bleeding gums are a sign that your oral hygiene routine needs care and improvement.
•  Loss of bone or periodontal fiber strength leads to loose teeth.
•  Bone loss causes new interdental space.
•  The germs in your mouth are to blame for your chronic bad breath.
•  Infection indicated by the pus around the gums and teeth.
•  Gum recession is the loss of gum tissue surrounding a tooth.
•  Gums that are red and swollen.
•  Experiencing pain or discomfort because your gums and teeth are sensitive.

How Can I Protect Myself Against Gum Disease?

Preventing periodontal disease can be done by:

•  Using fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth.
•  Plaque deposits around the gum line can be eliminated by flossing.
•  Mouthwash is great for removing any lingering bacteria from your teeth after you've brushed.
•  Visiting the dentist twice yearly for a cleaning and exam.
•  Avoiding nicotine.

Plaque on the teeth can harden into tartar in as little as 24 hours if it is not removed. Plaque and tartar can be reduced with regular at-home cleaning, but some spots will always require extra attention.

We will advise you to get regular periodontal maintenance cleanings, often four times a year, once your periodontal treatment is complete. The pocket depths will be thoroughly examined at each cleaning appointment to guarantee optimal oral health. Plaque and calculus will be removed from above and below the gum line.

Polishing the teeth gets rid of lingering stains and plaque that regular brushing and scaling can't reach. Periodontal disease can be prevented or kept under control with regular professional cleanings and diligent at-home care.

Mode of Living and Self-Care

If you want to lessen the effects of periodontitis or avoid it altogether, try the following:

•  You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and preferably after each meal and snack.
•  Choose a gentle toothbrush and change it every three months.
•  Remove plaque and tartar from your teeth by switching to an electric toothbrush.
•  Floss your teeth once a day.
•  Rinse your mouth thoroughly to get rid of food particles stuck in your teeth.
•  Use an interdental cleaner like an interdental brush, dental pick, or dental stick in addition to your regular toothbrush and floss to thoroughly clean the spaces in between your teeth.
•  Have your teeth cleaned by a professional on a regular basis.
•  You should avoid using cigarettes in any form.

Contact Us for Periodontal Care Tips Today!

You need proper guidance to keep your teeth clean. At Fairbanks Periodontal Associates, our dentist Dr. Webster will guide you in the right direction and help you take care of your teeth after surviving gum disease.
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