Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease is one of the most common dental issues patients are facing today. Gum disease affects the gums and teeth, making it harder for your smile to function properly. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other advanced dental issues. Monroe dentist Dr. Leonard Hess offers a wide range of treatments for patients suffering from gum disease and other complex dental problems. Dr. Hess has adopted the philosophy of complete dentistry to ensure each part of the masticatory system is functioning in harmony to produce a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.

During each visit to our Monroe, NC dentist office, Dr. Hess thoroughly screens for gum disease during a comprehensive exam. If gum disease is caught early, Dr. Hess may be able to reverse the effects of the disease before it causes permanent damage. During your visit, Dr. Hess will determine which solution is best for your smile. We encourage patients to schedule a visit to our Monroe, NC dental office for the dental treatment they need.

Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease can cause symptoms like halitosis, bleeding gums, shifting teeth, toothaches, and even tooth loss. Our goal is to prevent complex dental problems before they lead to serious issues for your overall and oral health. Preventative dental care is an essential part of any dentistry practice. We believe in equipping our patients with the knowledge and tools they need to remain in optimal oral health. Gum disease can develop due to a variety of different factors, but one of the most common is poor oral hygiene. Maintaining a proper oral hygiene not only improves the aesthetic of your teeth but the overall health as well. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouth can help keep your teeth clean throughout the day and reduce plaque buildup.

We encourage patients to visit our office twice a year for a routine comprehensive exam. During your comprehensive exam, Dr. Hess can check for any signs of dysfunction in the teeth, mouth, muscles, and gums. Catching advanced dental issues early can minimize the chance of patients needing invasive, detailed treatment.

Schedule An Appointment

Dr. Hess offers a range of periodontal therapy services for patients with gum disease. Dr. Hess takes the time to plan a treatment that addresses all your dental needs. If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with gum disease, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hess.