Save Your Teeth with Early Treatment for Gum Disease

Gum disease is a very common result of poor dental hygiene and can be prevented with the right care and treatment. What starts with gingivitis, a condition where the gums become inflamed and may bleed regularly, can progress to a point where your gum and bone start to wear down and periodontal surgery is needed. There is much that can be done with deep cleaning (scaling) and strong oral hygiene to avoid reaching this stage of gum disease. Let us help you save your teeth and gums.

Do I Have Gum Disease or Periodontitis?

Here are some of the warning signs that you may have gum disease or advanced stages of periodontitis:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen or inflamed gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose or shifting teeth

What Causes Gum Disease?

Neglecting your oral health by skipping dental visits or being too relaxed about your daily home cleaning can allow a serious infection to happen. In some cases such dental infections can spread to other parts of the body. Some people are genetically predisposed to developing periodontal disease. If this is the case we make sure to see you more frequently for cleaning and tarter removal. Lifestyle habits and certain medications can increase the risk of tartar buildup as well.

 

Learn About Gum Disease Causes and Treatment Options

Periodontal Therapy Procedures

We use the latest technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to address gum disease. Common procedures and treatments include:

  • Periodontal evaluation
  • Bacterial plaque and calculus removal (scaling/deep cleaning)
  • Laser gum disease treatment
  • Eliminating periodontal pockets
  • Gum tissue regeneration
  • Regular “perio-maintenance” cleanings

We may recommend periodontal therapy before any advanced treatments, such as dental implants, crowns, or veneers. We need to make sure your teeth and gums are in optimal health before we proceed with any type of restorative or cosmetic work.

If you are noticing symptoms of gum disease or think you may need treatment for periodontal disease, schedule a consultation with us today!