At Schramm Dentistry in Charlotte, NC, we offer you and your family general dentistry options that improve oral health and beautify smiles.
Seeing Dr. Schramm at least once every six months is vital to maintaining optimal dental health. At your biannual general dentistry appointment, we check for the early signs of tooth decay and gum disease. Our caring, experienced dental hygienists then clean each and every tooth, leaving your entire mouth feeling invigorated and refreshed. To ensure that your dentition remains problem-free, Dr. Schramm recommends adhering to a regular oral hygiene routine that includes brushing at least twice per day, and flossing once a day. If you’re taking care of little smiles at home as well, we’ll give you tips and useful information to help make sure your children’s teeth and gums stay healthy, too.
Gum disease is a common oral health condition that can lead to a variety of potentially debilitating complications if poorly managed or left untreated. Though approximately 80 percent of Americans suffer from some level of periodontal disease, the majority of them don’t even know it. This serious condition is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults in our country and is a contributing factor to illnesses like coronary artery disease and arthritis. Advanced gum disease has even been associated with heart attack, stroke, dementia, pregnancy complications, diabetes and more. This is because uncontrolled bacteria from the mouth are able to freely travel throughout the blood stream, wreaking havoc on other tissues over time.
Fortunately, Dr. Schramm and his team offer comprehensive periodontal therapy to combat the ill effects of this disease, reducing your risk of developing these and other severe complications. If your gums are swollen or discolored, or tend to bleed when you brush your teeth, contact Dr. Schramm and make an appointment for periodontal therapy today.
Did you know that general dentistry includes diagnosing and treating temporomandibular joint disorders? If you suffer from stiffness or pain in your jaw and/or neck muscles, you may have TMJD. If your teeth are growing worn or have cracked without obvious cause, you could be dealing with bruxism, or teeth grinding. People with bruxism and TMJD are typically unaware that they are clenching their jaws at all, though the potential for damage is quite real. The good news is that Dr. Schramm can create custom appliances to help you correct these TMJ problems and finally give you lasting relief. Call our Charlotte, NC office near Ballantyne today to find out how our extensive menu of general and family dentistry can help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
At Schramm Dentistry, our expert dental team provides general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry for you and your family. We service the communities of Ballantyne, Charlotte, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Fort Mill, SC and Indian Land, SC. Schedule your appointment today at our Charlotte, NC office.Request an Appointment