Think of us as your gum gatekeepers.Schedule an Appointment
At Anderson Dental Professionals, we want our patients to live long, healthy lives, which is why we’re determined to keep your oral health in a peak state. You may think dentist visits are all about checking on your teeth, but the truth is that your gums provide a lot of information about your overall well-being as well.
We’re proactive about looking for signs of gum disease (periodontal disease) and conducting oral cancer screenings so that we can detect and treat issues early on. Our expert team is here to assess and address any potential threats to your gums so that you can enjoy life without missing a beat.
Gum disease is a common affliction in both men and women of all ethnicities from teenagers to adults. Also called periodontal disease, it’s a slow but progressive swelling of the gingiva, which destroys the bone that supports your teeth. This bone can’t be regenerated once it’s lost. Occasionally, gum disease is concentrated on one tooth or localized in a single area of the mouth, but it can also affect all teeth.
Gum disease is often painless until it reaches advanced stages, making regular checkups increasingly important for prevention. Initial symptoms may include swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth or odorous breath. As symptoms progress, teeth may begin to loosen, shift, and eventually fall out. Your body has to constantly fight the infection, which wears down your immune system. It can also lead to an increased risk of heart disease. It may sound frightening, but early detection of gum disease can make a world of difference in your overall health.
Oral cancer screenings are an essential aspect of your visit. Thanks to modern technology, we’re able to detect problems much earlier in their evolution, giving us the power to intervene more efficiently. We use an ultraviolet light or a similar device to screen for oral cancer and detect any abnormalities that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Certain lifestyle choices can impact your oral health. If you’re a heavy smoker or heavy drinker, regular screenings are especially important. This proactive process helps us ensure that you’re on track for optimal well-being.
One of the ways we keep your gums in top shape is through scaling and root planning. During your office visit, we’ll clean and smooth any plaque or tartar buildup below the gum line, eliminating bacteria build up. This treatment strengthens your gum-tooth relationship and sets you up for a beautiful, clean, and healthy smile.
Give us a call and we’ll set up an appointment at your convenience. We’re here to help you reclaim your well-being.
At Anderson Dental Professionals, we’re always delighted to meet new patients and welcome in office regulars. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to set up an appointment, please give us a call at (219) 940-3149. We’re always happy to hear from you!Schedule an Appointment
At Anderson Dental Professionals, we’re always delighted to meet new patients and welcome in office regulars. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to set up an appointment, please give us a call at (219) 940-3149. We’re always happy to hear from you!
Monday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – Closed