Periodontal disease affects about half of all people in the United States and is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. At the office of Drs. James Gordon and Kurtis Langdon, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and methods to prevent, detect and treat gum disease. With a focus on early detection and intervention, our Fishers best dentist can deliver the most straightforward, effective course of treatment to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy involves brushing, flossing and periodic professional teeth cleanings. These steps help control the buildup of plaque, which is the primary cause of gum disease. When plaque gathers below the gum line, it can infect and inflame the soft tissues that support and protect your teeth, Gum disease begins with what is known as gingivitis; at first, gingivitis may not present with any pain or symptoms, which is why periodic examinations with our Fishers best dentist are of the utmost importance. Our experienced team of professionals delivers the most precise and gentle care, keeping you informed and at ease throughout your visit. To treat gingivitis, our dentist may recommend more frequent teeth cleanings and a more rigorous oral hygiene regimen. Treatment for gingivitis may also involve a deep periodontal cleaning, called scaling, which removes plaque from underneath the gums, and root planing, which smoothes the root surfaces of teeth to prevent further plaque buildup. Treating gingivitis from its outset helps prevent it from progresses to more advanced stages of periodontal disease.
At the office of Drs. James Gordon and Kurtis Langdon, we provide leading-edge treatment for periodontal disease, to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Our Fishers best dentist and staff are committed to providing a stress-free, comprehensive dental healthcare experience. To learn more about periodontal disease or to schedule an appointment, call today.