Periodontal Care

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Our Green Bay dentist can help your gums stay healthy and clean with routine periodontal care.

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Protect Your Gums at Fox View Dental

Did you know your oral health is closely linked to your overall well-being? Poor periodontal (gum) health can contribute to a host of systemic issues, including cardiovascular problems and diabetes. By choosing periodontal care at Fox View Dental, you’re not just ensuring a confident smile — you’re also safeguarding your general health. Dr. Chad Yenchesky, our top dentist in De Pere, WI, provides periodontal care to help patients create excellent oral health.

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What Is Periodontal Care?

Periodontal care encompasses a range of treatments and practices designed to prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions affecting the gums and surrounding tissues. From gum disease prevention to advanced treatments, our experienced team at Fox View Dental provides the technology and techniques needed to address various periodontal concerns effectively.

Symptoms of Gum Problems

  • Gingivitis: This is the earliest stage of gum disease. Common symptoms include redness, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums, especially during brushing or flossing. Gums may appear swollen and tender. Bad breath (halitosis) is also a potential sign.
  • Periodontitis: If gingivitis isn’t treated, it can progress into periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease. Symptoms include persistent bad breath, receding gums, pockets forming between teeth and gums, gum sensitivity, and visible pus around the teeth and gums. Teeth may also become loose due to weakened supporting structures.
  • Gum Recession: Receding gums expose more of the tooth’s root, making teeth appear longer. This can lead to increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. You might also notice a notch forming at the gumline, where the enamel meets the exposed root.
  • Gum Abscess: A gum abscess is a pocket of pus that forms due to infection. Symptoms include severe pain, swelling, redness, and a small bump (pimple-like) on the gums. You might experience throbbing pain around the affected area.
  • Gum Sensitivity: Sensitive gums can manifest as discomfort or pain when eating hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods. Gums might also feel tender when brushing or flossing.
  • Gum Bleeding: Bleeding gums can signal various issues, such as gingivitis, improper brushing or flossing techniques, or even certain medical conditions. If your gums bleed regularly when brushing or flossing, it’s essential to seek dental advice.
  • Gum Swelling: Swollen gums are often a sign of inflammation caused by gum disease or infection. Swelling can make it difficult to brush and floss properly, worsening the condition.
  • Gum Discoloration: Gums that are darker or lighter in color than usual might indicate underlying health issues or genetic factors. Dark gums can also result from smoking, certain medications, or excessive melanin production.

Recognizing these symptoms and seeking timely professional help from Dr. Chad is essential for maintaining optimal oral health. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene are key to preventing and addressing gum problems.

Periodontal Care Procedures at Fox View Dental

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from above and below the gum line (scaling) and smoothing the tooth’s root surfaces to discourage further bacterial growth (root planing). It helps treat mild to moderate gum disease and prevents progression.

Dental Implants

If you’ve experienced tooth loss due to advanced gum disease, dental implants provide a permanent solution. Implants replace the tooth root and offer a stable foundation for a crown or prosthetic tooth. This replacement protects your gum and bones from receding. 

Maintenance and Follow-up Care

Regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and gum maintenance appointments are essential to monitor your periodontal health and prevent further issues. Dr. Chad will recommend a personalized care plan based on your specific needs. Scheduling these appointments every six months can help protect your teeth from future dental issues.

At-Home Periodontal Care

Your journey to optimal periodontal health doesn’t end with our treatments. We empower you with the knowledge and tools to maintain your oral well-being at home. Here are some essential tips:

  • Effective Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss regularly to remove plaque and prevent gum disease.
  • Balanced Diet: A diet rich in nutrients supports gum health and overall oral well-being.
  • Regular Dental Visits: Schedule routine check-ups to monitor your periodontal health and address any concerns promptly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore Periodontal Care with Dr. Chad Yenchesky

With Fox View Dental’s expert periodontal care, you’re not just receiving treatments — you’re embarking on a journey toward lasting dental wellness. From cutting-edge technologies to a dedicated team, our team at Fox View Dental provides the support and knowledge you need to maintain a confident smile and optimal overall health. 

Schedule your appointment today by calling (920) 336-4201 or filling out our online contact form and experience the Fox View Dental difference firsthand. We look forward to meeting new and returning patients from De Pere and its surrounding communities, such as Green Bay, Ashwaubenon, and Allouez, WI.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Chad Yenchesky

Dr. Chad is no ordinary dentist.
He’s an extraordinary dentist!

As the owner of Fox View Dental, Dr. Chad Yenchesky—or Dr. Chad, as he is more commonly known—brings the best in digital dentistry to Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin.

Known for his passionate pursuit of implant, restorative, cosmetic and sedation dentistry, loved for his fun and colorful personality, and respected for his active leadership in the national dental continuing education community, Dr. Chad brings a refreshing blend of knowledge and charisma to the chair. Patients especially appreciate his down-to-earth demeanor, relentless …

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