There are some very good ways to handle gum disease when it affects you. Then, as you may have guessed, there are some ways to deal with it that will absolutely not help you but may make things worse. Not sure you know which is which or how to react when your gums appear inflamed? When you accept a little advice from our Auburn Hills, MI team, you’ll know just what to do!
Don’t Assume You Shouldn’t Brush And Floss Right Now
You might find yourself staring at your smile in the mirror, wondering if you should brush and floss. When something is irritated or uncomfortable, you are usually told to just leave it alone. However, in the case of gum disease, it is very important that you continue with your dental hygiene. We know it may be somewhat unpleasant until you come to see us for periodontal treatment. However, we instruct you to be very gentle and simply do your best. You want to ensure you are removing the plaque that has led to your gum inflammation in the first place. Remember: You should always brush twice each day and floss once!
Don’t Hope It Will Go Away
Like inflammation that may occur elsewhere, or minor sores, you may think to yourself that such things can heal on their own, so … why not your gum tissue? Here’s the thing: If your gums were to become inflamed because you ate something a little too hot or because you just irritated them, then they will likely do just that. However, when bacteria are involved and you’re experiencing some level of gum disease, your body simply does not have the power to fight this battle. You need help removing the source of the problem (which is generally plaque and tartar), so your gums are not longer under constant attack!
Don’t Let Embarrassment Take Over
Maybe you thought things would get better but you waited. Instead of coming in, you figured the issue would resolve. Now, things are worse and look worse and you feel embarrassed to come in for care. Don’t be! We know that you don’t always know how to respond to oral health concerns. Let us assist you, answer questions, and send you back out into your life with healthy gums!
Handle Gum Disease By Letting Us Help
Don’t stay home and cross your fingers when gum disease affects you. Instead, come in for the professional dental care that you need! To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.