Should You Use A Gum Stimulator After Being Treated for Gum Disease?
Posted on 9/21/2020 by Dr. Brendan Johnson
Using a gum stimulator is often advised by us after you have had treatment for gum disease. This rubber-tipped stimulator can help you get rid of plaque and massage the gum tissues for better dental health. We believe in preventative dental care, as it can save you a great deal of future expenses and headaches. Give us a call today to learn more about what tools to use at home to improve the health of your gums.
Why a Gum Stimulator Can Help Periodontal Patients
A gum stimulator is a dental tool that is designed to improve the circulation through the gums. It is made with an angled handle and a rubber coned tip that can be easily moved over the gum line. When the stimulator is used, it loosens up the plaque next to the teeth and beneath the gums. To use the tool, you should produce a circular massaging motion. Slide the pointed rubber tip just beneath the gum line. The edge of the tool should lie against the tooth's surface. Soft sweep over the tooth, in this space, to get rid of plaque in the hard-to-reach gum line. Rinse your mouth often to further remove plaque.
Why Gum Stimulation Helps
For anyone who has weak or unhealthy gums, a gum stimulator can strengthen and firm them. By loosening plaque, you can reduce the spread or incidence of the disease. While regular brushing and flossing can help immeasurably, using the stimulator after gum disease treatment adds an extra layer of protection. Would you like to know more about treating your gum disease? Do you feel you need to have a periodontal problem checked? If so, don't delay in calling our office. We will do all that we can to help you overcome your current periodontal issue.