Regular visits to the dentist are important, but they can only go so far. Sometimes you need the opinion and expertise of a specialist. Oral Surgery Associates in Anchorage specializes in maxillofacial and oral surgical procedures, including dental implants and teeth extraction. The surgeons provide the care you, your family, and your community need.
Oral health is paramount to your overall health, and most likely we will need care at some point. With that in mind, it’s best to be informed. Here are a couple common oral health problems adults encounter and preventative care measures to take.
- Gum Disease: Gum disease begins as gingivitis, but if it’s not treated, gingivitis may lead to a more serious condition called periodontitis. Gingivitis can be difficult to identify, which is why regular dental checkups are so important. Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Good oral hygiene at home is essential to help keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious or recurring.
- Sensitivity: Sensitivity in your teeth means that hot or cold food feels painful. It can be caused by tooth decay, worn fillings, gum disease, or having an exposed tooth root. Desensitizing toothpaste can be helpful treatment, or the oral surgeons at OSA may suggest something more lasting and effective.
If you need jaw surgery, cosmetic dental care, more information about oral health, or anything in between, make your appointment today with Oral Surgery Associates by calling (907) 561-1430. Visit the website to see a complete list of services.