AMES, IA DENTAL SERVICES – DR. NIEGSCH & DR. KROOK
Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is treated by carefully removing the bacteria and substances that form in the pockets around the teeth. The removal of this material occurs on a microscopic level and requires great skill. The Dentistry At Somerset team in Ames, Iowa has had advanced training to effectively remove all of the bacteria.

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Signs Of Periodontitis (Gum Disease)

  • Red gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tender or painful gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • A change in how your teeth fit together

Scaling & Planing For Gum Disease

When you come to the office of Dr. Niegsch and Dr. Krook after noticing symptoms of gum disease, we’ll diagnose your condition and see if you’re a candidate for scaling and root planning. This is a method of gum disease treatment that deep cleans your gums. One of our caring hygienists will remove tartar buildup from underneath your gums and from the roots of your teeth. Continued infection can lead to jawbone decay and tooth loss so this process is extremely important.

Scaling and Root Planning are used as a first effort to resolving gum disease issues before any major damage has been done. We may also recommend at-home care and products that will help your gums to recover. Our team will determine any next steps with regard to treatment, which will include how frequently you should be seen to keep further infection or damage to your teeth from happening.

The Best Treatment is Prevention

Gum disease is a widespread disease that affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. There are a few things you can do during home care to prevent gum disease:

  • Use excellent dental hygiene techniques including brushing, flossing, and mouthwash
  • Avoid all tobacco use (this can also lead to oral cancer)
  • Avoid certain medications (ask Dr. Niegsch or Dr. Krook which medications should be avoided)
  • Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes which may increase the risk of the expectant mother developing gingivitis (inflamed gums)
  • Genetics can be a factor. If your family members have also experienced gum disease, it’s likely to be a factor for you as well. Talk to the Dentistry at Somerset dental team when you first visit our office about this so we can help you to buck the trend.
  • Diabetes that’s not controlled well may lead to higher glucose (sugar) levels in the mouth which can increase the presence of bacteria and lead to gum disease.

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and get your preventive care for a low monthly subscription fee.

Gums Bleeding When You Brush?

Jason Niegsch, DMD, FAGD
Daniel Krook, DDS

Existing Patients: (515) 268-0516
New Patients: (515) 337-2244

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2720 Stange Road
Ames, IA 50010
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