When most of us think of going to the dentist, we think of preventing tooth decay. But the fact is that gum and bone tissue are the foundation for our teeth – without bone and gum health, none of us would have teeth at all! Unfortunately, gum disease is an all-too-common problem among people of all ages, which is why having your teeth cleaned and your gums checked twice a year is so important. Most insurance companies recognize this as well and will normally cover 100% of the costs of these routine cleanings and exams. Dr. Parma encourages all of his San Antonio, TX, area patients to always pay attention to gum health by flossing every day and visiting our office twice a year.
What You Should Know about Gum Health
For most patients, gum health can be maintained by simply carefully flossing between teeth at least once a day, and by having a dental professional clean your teeth and gums twice a year. In some cases, where a patient’s gums have become infected, a deeper cleaning may be required in order to completely remove the tartar that has developed under the gum line. If deep cleaning doesn’t work to remove the tartar, minor gum surgery may need to be performed to completely rid the patient of the tartar. This type of procedure is usually very effective at removing the infection, and can typically be done pain-free!
Why You Should Visit Rick J. Parma to Maintain Gum Health
Dr. Parma employs only highly trained hygienists at his San Antonio, TX, practice. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Parma and his team, we can resolve any gum health challenges that may be facing you or your family members. We also educate our patients on how best to maintain gum health in the future. Remember, it’s never too early or too late to start taking care of your gums!
Contact Our Office Today
For more information about gum health, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parma, contact our San Antonio, TX, office today!