Contact our Poulsbo Periodontics & Implant Center - Wesley Hanson DDS
Poulsbo Periodontics & Implant Center provides gum disease solutions, periodontics, and implant dentistry to the people of Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, and the surrounding communities. To find out how we can best help you, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today using the information below.
When Do I Need to Schedule an Appointment?
As a specialist in the health of the mouth’s soft tissues, Dr. Hanson often sees patients when they have been referred to him by their primary general dentist. However, he also takes patients who notice the symptoms of gingivitis or periodontitis and require immediate treatment. If you notice any of the following symptoms, please contact our Poulsbo periodontal office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible:
- Gum disease can cause the gums to bleed during eating or brushing.
- If you have bad breath in spite of a rigorous oral hygiene routine, you may have gum disease.
- Loose teeth, gum recession, or gangrenous gum tissue are signs of advanced gum disease.
What Can I Do until My Appointment?
While waiting for your periodontal appointment, we recommend taking the following steps to prevent further damage to your gums.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria eroding the soft tissue of the smile, and this erosion occurs as a result of the bacteria feeding off of sugar. Cutting down on consuming sugar, especially sugary beverages, can help slow down the bacteria’s harmful effects. Maintaining your oral health routine is crucial, and your primary general dentist may be able to aid you in identifying possible improvements. Additionally, rinsing your mouth with warm salt water can help reduce the discomfort of inflamed gums.
For optimal gum disease solutions, call our office today.