Preventive Dentistry in Oklahoma City
Achieve a Healthy Dental Lifestyle
At Dr. Rykard’s office, prevention is the key to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of natural tooth loss, and it can result in many time consuming and expensive procedures if not diagnosed and treated right away. By following a strict oral health regimen, which includes brushing, flossing, and regularly scheduled appointments with the dentist, many patients can avoid the development of gum disease or periodontal disease.
The Consequences Of Gum Disease
Dr. Rykard stresses the importance of taking good care of your smile to keep tartar, plaque, and bacteria from building up and resulting in damaging acids in the mouth that can cause decay and disease. 80% of tooth loss occurs from periodontal disease. Pockets form between the gums and teeth, followed by bone loss and decay. By using preventative measures and maintaining good oral hygiene, patients can avoid the progression of periodontal disease and spend less time and money on their dental care overall.
Dental Prevention Is Key
Dental disease is often a silent disease–it doesn’t hurt until it advances, so it is essential that Dr. Rykard see his patients regularly to diagnose problems and fix them as conservatively–and easily–as possible. Most gum disease starts with bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing, which is often the first sign of a problem. Dr. Rykard can educate his patients about the onset of symptoms and signs of periodontal disease. This enables his patients to realize when a problem is happening and take care of it as soon as possible, before it progresses.
Our Advanced Tools
Additionally, Dr. Rykard has a number of state-of-the-art technologies at his practice to help diagnose and treat dental disease for his patients. From digital x-rays to intraoral cameras, Dr. Rykard utilizes the most advanced technologies available for the best, premium diagnostic tools. Patients who practice a good oral health care regimen at home, and maintain their regularly scheduled appointments will be rewarded with the best in dental health care, and a beautiful smile for the rest of their lives!
If you’d like to learn more about how to keep periodontal disease and other dental problems from occurring, call Dr. Rykard for a consultation and examination to get started taking the best care of your teeth that you can–and enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile as a result!