Gum disease is nothing to smile about. It can have serious consequences if not addressed properly by a periodontist such as Dr. Richard Newhart. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in maintaining healthy gums through the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to many serious health issues including heart disease and stroke. It can also cause receding gums and tooth loss that lead to other health issues.
How Does A Periodontist Treat Gum Disease?
There are several ways Dr. Newhart could assist you, depending on the severity of your individual case and your preferences. Dr. Newhart can effectively remedy conditions such as receding gums or lost teeth. Subgingival debridement, gingival grafting, bone grafting, L.A.N.A.P., sinus elevation, and dental implants are just some of the treatments available.
The early signs of periodontal disease are subtle and people may not even realize they have it. However, as it progresses, receding gums, a loose tooth (or teeth), and bone loss are eventual outcomes. Don’t hold off treatment, come visit our office and let us see what we can do for you.
If you catch gum disease early enough, you can prevent it from advancing and leading to tooth loss. We do this using a variety of methods, most of which involve removing bacteria and plaque that build up deep within the roots of your teeth. If tooth loss has already occurred you can still regain almost perfect functioning of your mouth with dental implants, even with the loss of multiple teeth.
Can You Help With Advanced Periodontal Disease?
Absolutely! When you have your initial appointment with us, Dr. Newhart carries out a thorough assessment of your dental health. If he diagnoses you with advanced periodontal disease, he will help you to understand how far along your case is and talk to you about a variety of treatment options.
If you require extraction or you’ve already lost teeth as a result of gum disease, dental implants could change your life. Crowns, dentures, and other tooth-loss solutions contribute to bone loss because the jawbone relies on the pressure applied by the root of the tooth during chewing. Dental implants are secured in your mouth. They imitate a tooth with a root, giving your jaw the pressure it needs to prevent resorption.
You take care of implants precisely as you would with regular teeth. However, Dr. Newhart will give you customized advice about how to take care of your unique mouth to prevent any future problems.
Periodontal Treatment For West Virginia & Ohio Residents
Sometimes the dentist in your area just doesn’t meet your needs for any number of reasons. It could be that they don’t take your insurance or maybe you had a bad experience. Perhaps you just want a second opinion about a treatment option. If you are a resident in Ohio and are unable to find a periodontist in your area, Dr. Newhart is seeing patients from Marietta, Athens, and even as far as Cambridge, OH. Whether you’re experiencing the symptoms of early gum disease or struggling with an ongoing issue, Dr. Newhart has the skills and experience to restore your smile and your confidence.
Dr. Richard Newhart is a highly-skilled periodontal specialist who continues to take every opportunity to stay up to date with the latest advancements in periodontal treatment. Dr. Newhart opened his first practice in 1989 and has been at the cutting edge of dentistry ever since. Dr. Newhart has specialist qualifications from Case Western Dental School, the University of Washington School of Dentistry, and the Midwest Implant Institute in Columbus.
If you would like to inquire about whether periodontal treatment could be beneficial for you, call The Gum Dr today at 304-422-4867 or book an appointment. We will guide you gently through the process and provide detailed explanations along the way.