Your Periodontal Disease Prevention and Treatment Dentist in Parma, OH

At Jordan M. Job DDS, we understand that your dental health encompasses both tooth and periodontal health. Caring for the bone and gums surrounding your teeth is vital for overall dental and general well-being. Our emphasis extends beyond tooth health to underscore the importance of periodontal health as well.

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Beautiful Smiles Start with Healthy Gums

At Jordan M. Job DDS, we recommend routine dental exams and teeth cleanings as the best way to stay a step ahead of cavities and gum disease.

Both can exist without any symptoms, and these appointments allow our dentist to confirm that there are no problems that we need to address. If we do find cavities or gum disease, we can treat them promptly and help you maintain a healthy smile.

If you haven’t had a dental exam recently, contact our Parma dental office to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you!

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Teeth Cleanings With Our Gentle Hygienist

Dental exams give our dentist the big picture of what’s happening with your oral health; routine teeth cleanings with our hygienist focus on your gum health.

During your cleaning appointment, our hygienist will ask you if you’ve noticed any changes in your gums since your last appointment. Here are some symptoms that tell us you might have gum disease:

  • puffy gumSwollen, tender, or puffy gums
  • brushGums that bleed when you brush
  • receding gumReceding gums
  • bad breathChronic bad breath
  • loose teethTeeth that feel loose to the touch

Unfortunately, gum disease doesn’t always show symptoms, and many people are unaware they even have it. This is another reason why your six-month cleanings and exams are so crucial. You may not know you have it, but we can find and treat gum disease before it creates long-term oral health problems.

How We Treat Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease caused by the buildup of bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that inflames and irritates your gums. With gingivitis, you’ll notice symptoms like bleeding when you brush and tender, swollen gums.

Fortunately, we can treat and reverse gingivitis when we catch it early enough. Our gentle hygienist will perform a thorough teeth cleaning and explain how to improve your brushing and flossing skills to maintain healthy gums between visits.

Brush at least twice a day and floss once, use an antiseptic mouth rinse, and be conscientious about seeing us every six months for teeth cleaning appointments.

Without treatment, gingivitis can progress and develop into periodontitis, the more advanced and non-reversible stage of gum disease.

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Advanced Gum Disease Treatment

Advanced gum disease is called periodontitis and requires ongoing dental treatment. With periodontitis, the infection involves not just your gums but also the structures that support your teeth. Left untreated, advanced gum disease can lead to gum recession, loose teeth, and tooth loss.

The first step is a deep cleaning treatment with our hygienist called scaling and root planing. Our hygienist may also recommend more frequent teeth cleanings at our Parma dental office to help prevent tooth loss and protect your general health and well-being.

Is It Time for Your Next Dental Exam and Cleaning?

At Jordan M. Job DDS, we provide all the support and information you need to maintain a healthy smile for life. If you are due for your next routine teeth cleaning and exam, contact our Parma, OH dental office to schedule an appointment.

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We provide the caring treatment you need to achieve a healthy, confident smile, from filling cavities to replacing missing teeth with dental implants. Our specialties include dental implants, dentures, Invisalign, pediatric dentistry, family dentistry, fillings, extractions & Root canals.
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