Are you afraid of the following dental problems?
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Missing teeth
These worries are universal, but for patients in Greensburg and throughout Westmoreland County, Dr. Kovacevic provides comprehensive preventive treatments to help curb or prevent the symptoms from worsening.
These hygiene visits often entail brushing, flossing, polishing, updated scans of your teeth, and a check-up on any changes or discolorations in your smile. It’s important that you schedule these cleanings at least every six months, as it will help us monitor any changes in your oral health. Fluoride treatments and polishing can also help prevent these early symptoms from taking hold.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is caused by bacteria infecting small areas under the gum line, leading to inflammation, redness, and possibly bleeding. A common misconception is that you shouldn’t brush areas where your gums are bleeding, but on the contrary, you should continue to brush them and clear out any food particles from becoming trapped.
The next step is to visit Dr. Kovacevic to understand what your options are. Cases of gum disease that are caught in the early stages may only need a light scaling and planing, whereas much more damaging cases may need a soft tissue augmentation.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is on the rise, so it’s vital that you get screened regularly. The typical surface signs are discolored patches and unusual lumps appearing in the tongue, cheek, or other tissues around your mouth. Our in-house Oral ID light sensor will also be used to detect any underlying, or unusual growths beneath the skin. Catching these issues early can guarantee that you’ll receive comprehensive treatment as soon as possible. If you have noticed any unusual changes yourself, then contact us immediately to schedule a check-up.
Maintain Your Smile with Dr. Kovacevic
Good preventative care is essential to ensuring that you stave off the effects of tooth decay and bacterial gum disease. You deserve a happy, healthy smile, and we can provide these services thanks to Dr. Kovacevic and his extensive experience. Contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation.